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Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth is an 8-piece musical tribe comprised of diverse artists who came together from across the United States. WOM uses the power of music, art and creative collaboration to stimulate your mind juice. Renowned for their high energy shows, WOM invites its audience to “listen close and look deep within to find a blind truth.”

ReverbNation-http://www.reverbnation.com/wordofmouthspeaks

Youtube link:http://youtu.be/9I_JvS1-fz4

Youtube Profile: http://www.youtube.com/user/wordofmouthjam?feature=watch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthspeaks

Kid Syc@Brandywine

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The people said they needed a break from the sameness. There was no creativity. They had given up hope and fallen out of love with Hip-Hop. Then, along came KidSyc@Brandywine.

In early 2010, KidSyc recieved an e-mail with the subject line, “We respect your MC abilities…”. This e-mail, sent by bassist Charles Hodge eventually ended KidSyc’s year-long search for a live band and sparked what was soon to become an artistic force to be reckoned with.

With a pair of plaid pants and an undenialby magnetic sound, KidSyc@Brandywine captivated crowds at the 2010 Savannah Urban Arts Festival and broke the monotony of Savannah’s Hip-Hop scene. Listing influences like Earth, WInd, and Fire, Radiohead, J. Dilla, Eminem, and Stevie Wonder, (to name a few), its no wonder a song like “Different” serves as a great snapshot of what these guys are all about.

If you take the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of your average misfit, sprinkle in some new-found confidence, and spread it all across a bold and adventurous soundtrack. What you will have is a KidSyc@Brandywine song…… and a new favorite rap.

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/kidsycbrandywine

Adolfo Hernandez

Adolfo Hernandez

Adolfo Hernandez

Adolfo Hernandez is a self-taught painter born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México and raised in El Paso, Texas. The border life between the third and the first world had a great effect on what Adolfo perceived art to be. He first begin to recognize objects and duplicate them on sheets of paper at the age of two, when he was forced to fill up pages with lines and circles by his mother. Eventually this lead to early self-portraits, farm animals, luchadores, comic book superheroes, etc. Many methods and styles of painting are influential in Adolfos paintings, such as surreal art, talavera art, graffiti and stencil art. Adolfo makes every attempt to experiment  with painting on different surfaces, from traditional canvas to scarps of old wood.

Lieby by Adolfo

Lieby by Adolfo

The Rock by Adolfo

The Rock by Adolfo

Most of his paintings are reflections of his adulthood with the unconsciousness of childhood memories.  Adolfo uses metaphors and symbols to illustrate stories and tell them to audiences using a visual canvas. For example, the “nopal” is his representation of a human with scars and wounds but disguises himself with flower buds to hide his imperfections. Adolfo has completed several commissioned art projects locally and abroad through is own arts company, Inope Visual Arts Studios.   http://www.inopeartanddesign.com/


Mr.Al Pete

 

Pete Ezra 18In this day and age, true to heart Hip-Hop artists are far and few between, and Mr. Al Pete is definitely one of those artists. One part Emcee, one part DJ, and one part Musical Entrepreneur, makes up just some of the ingredients in the recipe for this hip-hop elitist in Jacksonville, FL.

With influence from his Uncle and mentor Tru.Ski, Mr. Al Pete entered into the world of writing rhymes at the young age of 9. Perfecting his craft during his journey into a full grown emcee, Al Pete decided to make moves towards his goal of being one of the top entertainers in Hip-Hop. One of his initial steps involved coming together with his long time friend and musical partner Shirl Dee Capital, to create GrownFolk Entertainment in 2004. GrownFolk would be an entity that provides an umbrella for many different entertainment aspects of Shirl Dee and Al Pete, including Mr. Al Pete’s emcee, DJ, Modeling, and Acting careers.

With his hand stirring so many pots, Mr. Al Pete was still working diligently to keep his own music flowing and to keep up with performances in and out of town. In the spring of 2006, Al Pete and Shirl Dee decided to put together the first mixtape to come from GrownFolk Entertainment; “Exhibit A” which received an overwhelming response from the masses. That year momentum continued pushing forward and in the winter of 2006 Al Pete joined alongside with The Elevated Hip-Hop Experience for a special live recorded album. Drive still pushing on in 2007, the spring brought another compilation album release “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” which included two of Al Pete’s close companions and fellow artists Tough Junkie and Picasso.

On February 2009, Al Pete released his debut album “Talk About It”, which includes his popular singles “Something more”, “All is Good” and “The Truth”. The album received 4 out of 5 with Reax Magazine’s review. With this feed back Mr. Al Pete jumped back in the kitchen and mixed up his next project which was released December of 2009, “G3.0” a compilation album with producer Notsucal which received a rave review on The Lavilla Project website that states [G3.0] is a rare listening experience, where each track hits just as hard as the last and takes the listener on a lyrical and sonic journey that they’d be hard pressed to return from.

In 2010 Mr. Al Pete expanded his entertainment interests and began filming as one of the lead characters, Marco Lewis in the indie film “Treacherous”. The movie released in July of 2010 and is currently in rotations at film festivals nationally, with “Something More” also on the movie’s soundtrack. At the close of 2010 Mr. Al Pete released two compilation projects in October. The first being “H.N.I.C.” a Mixtape project with Swurv Radio DJ and Sniper Squad East Coast Mixtape Director K.G.B. The second project “A.A.A” was a compilation album with Producer Average Jo and fellow emcee Alias. Both projects have been receiving a dazzling response from the masses for these predominantly internet releases.

As of 2011 Mr. Al Pete began stepping back from the features and compilations to work on the individuality of his musical art. Putting all focus into the next project “Fish in the Forrest”, the album currently on track for a 2012 release, will be getting back to the essence of Mr. Al Pete as the solo emcee. “Fish in the Forrest” will be an interesting look into his growth over the past few years. In the mean time Mr. Al Pete has been receiving overwhelming requests for music from his fans which has inspired the release of “Evelyn Flow” a compact hard hitting 11 minute sampler which provides a quick look into the next level of artistry that we can expect in the future. Also helping to calm the riots is Mr. Al Pete’s “32 Bar Take Off” for which numbers have been sky rocketing since its release in March of 2012. While keeping up appearances through out the region in Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, and Atlanta, Mr. Al Pete has his eyes solely on his music, and nothing will slow down this artist from rising to the top!

Artist Track: Listen and Love It! Hands Down, by Mr. Al Pete

Artist Myspace URL: http://www.myspace.com/mralpete

Support Local/Regional Artist: BUY THE MUSIC-http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mralpete

Video: “Something More” featuring Tony White

In this day and age, true to heart Hip-Hop artists are far and few between, and Mr. Al Pete is definitely one of those artists. One part Emcee, one part DJ, and one part Musical Entrepreneur, makes up just some of the ingredients in the recipe for this hip-hop elitist in Jacksonville, FL.

Entering into the world of writing rhymes at the young age of 9, Al Pete has been perfecting his craft for some time now. Once he began his journey into adulthood, Al Pete decided to make moves towards his goal of being one of the top entertainers in Hip-Hop. One of his initial steps involved coming together with his long time friend and musical peer Shirl Dee Capital, to create GrownFolk Entertainment in 2004. Providing an umbrella for many different entertainment aspects of Shirl Dee and Al Pete, GrownFolk was just the beginning of many avenues to come.

In 2005 under the advisory of his Uncle, role model, and mentor Tru.ski, Al Pete decided to take his love for the genre, and enjoyment of creating musical sets for friends and family, to another level by learning the art of turntablism which is housed under the G.F.E. label as well. Al Pete began spinning for parties, poetry events, social gatherings, venues, and fashion shows. Along with all of this Al Pete was still working diligently to keep his own music flowing and to keep up with performances in and out of town.

In the spring of 2006, Al Pete and Shirl Dee decided to put together the first mixtape to come from GrownFolk Entertainment; “Exhibit A” which received an overwhelming response from the masses. That year momentum kept pushing forward, and in the winter of 2006 Al Pete joined alongside with The Elevated Hip-Hop Experience for a special live recorded album. Drive still pushing on in 2007, the spring brought another compilation album release “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” which included two of Al Pete’s close companions and fellow artists Tough Junkie and Picasso.

On February 10th 2009, Al Pete released his debut album “Talk About It”, which includes his popular singles “Somethin’ More”, “All is Good” and “The Truth”. Creating videos for “All Is Good” and “The Truth” has only continued to keep the buzz for the album going. Receiving 4 out of 5 with Reax Magazine’s review and also a write up in Jacksonville’s own Folio Weekly. Mr. Al Pete has been spreading through out the region with shows in various cities in Florida and Georgia.

Mr. Al Pete continues moving at full force with performances, features on various Hip-Hop albums, and mixtapes, and still offers DJ services with events such as Nokturnal Escape and Fashion Forward Inc. With his new album G3.0 being released in December of 2009 and the buzz for his acting debut in Be Dynamik’s upcoming film “Treacherous” to be release in 2010, nothing will dull Mr. Al Pete’s shine.

 

Kid Syc

Kid Syc

Kid Syc

“Bored with the streets wanted to see the tree tops// Let my eyes get the birds eye view// ‘Cuz I’m sure flying’s cooler than walkin’// I mean look at Superman and Clark Kent//”

The opening lines from KidSyc’s latest project, The Fly High Mikstape, just about sums the Atlanta-bred rapper up in four bars. His style is intricate, but clear. Intelligent, yet concise and to the point. “I don’t think packing my verses with overblown vocabulary makes me a better artist. It just alienates the average listener, and that’s the opposite of what I want to happen when you listen to my music.” At 22 years old it seems Syc has found what it takes most emcees years in the game to discover. Complexity does not equal greatness. Without watering down his content, KidSyc draws you in with a flow that constantly surprises the ear and hooks that stick with you for days at a time.

The passion for creating music was almost forced on him. During the five years he lived in Minnesota after his parents divorce in ’92,kid-syc2KidSyc, born Lloyd Harold, attended a fine arts elementary school across the street from his house. “We had to play strings, a band instrument, take Spanish, and art classes. It was like basic training for the creative mind.” Growing up on the music of artists like Micheal Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, and Anita Baker, provided the blueprint for the type of music he would aspire to one day create.

“For You” (Live @ Tantra) – Kid Syc

KidSyc, had a late introduction to hip-hop. With a mother that kept close tabs on what got into the eyes and ears of her children, it was almost impossible for him to explore the world of rap music. “My mom wouldn’t let us watch the Simpsons ’cause Bart was disrespectful, so you can imagine how she felt about 2Pac.” These restrictions were something he would later come to appreciate, and view as necessary to his development as an artist. (more…)

Dope Sandwich

Multimedia Hip Hop Collective

 

Based in Savannah, GA, Dope Sandwich Productions is an umbrella organization that includes emcees, DJs, breakdancers, graffiti artists, graphic designers and video producers dedicated to promoting the elements of hip hop culture. DSP hosts a variety of weekly events, including live music, breakdancing sessions, and more. Having shared stages with notable underground hip hop artists including The Cunninlynguists, Oh No, The Justus League, Akrobatik, and Psyche Origami, among others, the Dope Sandwich crew balances a rigorous schedule of performing and touring with community outreach that includes free block parties and breakdancing workshops in partnership with other local organizations.

www.myspace.com/dopesandwichmusic