Live from the Retropolitan Tour in New Orleans, LA we had the chance to catch up with underground superstar and lyricist Skyzoo right after his performance at the Howling Wolf. Check it out.
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Brooklyn MC Ant Benzoe is in a lifelong pursuit of a career as an artist in the music business. As the headliner of the YPC or Yung Paper Chaserz crew, Ant Benzoe has been flourishing up Blillz Management. With his wave of tracks powdered through the indie scene of the Big Apple, Ant Benzoe is quietly becoming the talk of the town in regards to potential break out stars. This coming Sunday August 25th Ant Benzoe will be headlining the Luxury Party aboard the Hornblower Yacht hosted by Excell and Hip Hop star CP Da Ruler. Watch the visual for one of his street anthems, On My Soul.
A native of Brooklyn, this Guyanese-American performing artist has plans to take control of the industry one grand performance at a time. A respected entertainer as well as recording artist, Xavier is the next in a long line of talent with star potential. What shall be made of it ? Only time will tell. For now get in tuned with the release of the accompanying visual for his “They Don’t Like That” track available below:
Born in Haiti before calling both Brooklyn and now Florida home, Remy1Hunnid is not shy about his admittance that music has always been a constant in his life. With influences such as 50 Cent, Cam’ron, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Travis Scott he has found a creative way fuse both northern and eastern roots into his music. Eager to present his versatile approach to the world, he drops off the visual for his popular Mhm Mhm Mhm track. Watch it below:
A native of East Flatbush, Brooklyn Prince Hood is a product of hardworking parents who instilled work ethic as well as values in him. The influence of his neighborhood and things that he saw at an early age are realities that he walks with until this very day. His demeanor has always been very reserve, yes his presence and impact felt as he is indeed a selfless individual who values team work and paying forward blessings. Getting his start on the managerial side of things, after his sports dream deferred, Prince Hood began as a booking agent, and general manager of a burgeoning imprint, Afro Productions. Getting his feet wet he would learn about demographics, nightlife, recording, promotion and most importantly artist development. As a student at Mount Ida College, he would team with Sa Dubble and Brainstorm – artist and rising executive respectively.
“Sa Dubble and Brainstorm opened my eyes to studio life and recording songs. Brainstorm ended up being the son of the Force MDs manager Rob Franklin. Brainstorm was being mentored by hip-hop hit maker, Young Lord and had his own Label.”
Adding to his responsibilities and skill set, Prince hood would become a hype man for Sa Dubble in addition to booking shows in the Boston and surrounding college markets. He too would hit the stage at open mics to hone his craft as he began to catch the artist bug. After graduation he would intern for Ray Daniels and Drahma Magazine. With this in place, he was officially in the music industry.
“The opportunity with Ray Daniels and the team helped me learn the importance of media relations.”
The next chapter in his journey would be that of working with a new label, 456,, home to a number of talents including high school friend Hi$tory Inda Makin, known then as Pretty Boy. With 456, Prince Hood became the in house producer and also helped out on song arrangement and hook writing. Over time he and Hi$tory’s chemistry would grow and when the imprint disbanded, the perfect opportunity presented itself for the two to form H Squared.
Known for their talent and lingo, the crew patented the term “swave” and began their empire – Swavorland Entertainment. In May 2010 they would release their collective debut, The Introduction Of… ” hosted by DJ Don Demarco,. Their sophomore effort, The Year of The Swave featured production by Prince Hood on 16 out of 19 tracks on the album.
To date H Squared has been bestowed upon them the honor of Best Rap duo by the Underground Music Awards. As a label they have assisted in the development of label-mates Punch Loc and Crooner/Lyricist G.G Adonis who is now known as Briel.
2017 has seen the release of Prince Hood’s “MixtapeISH” which features “Swave on It” with Hi$tory and longtime collaborator Bajan Sparrow (produced by Hit maker, Jahlil Beats.) Prince Hood has brought summer 2018 in with the release of his new body of work Appreciated which is currently available on all major platforms.
Check out lead single, Love Sick
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo just returned from South Africa & Mozambique as part of “The Easy Truth” Tour. They decided to enlist some of Brooklyn’s finest (kids) to play the parts of Apollo, Skyzoo, Stretch, Bobbito, and recreate the classic 90s radio show “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.” The result is a low-key vhs style video session of WKCR’s most classic program. 89.9