Nazim: reawakening people thru rap

RE:Awakening is a new hip-hop release by Nazim, a recording artist representing Sudan by way of Montreal, Canada. Nazim grew up in Africa, calling Sudan and Egypt home for many years. Then he ended up in Montreal where he studied Political Science and Economics at McGill University. Coming from Africa to North America, Nazim brings a unique perspective to hip-hop. Like artists who came before him, Nazim uses music to bring up…

Ace Records Covers Various Genres Well

I think Billy Bickford, aka “Ace,” of “Ace Records,” is one of those rare talents who know hows to both write and perform songs well. Better yet, he can handle multiple genres, from Country to hip-hop. His music is currently on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other online places. Singing since the age of 8, when his dad advised him to “sing from your gut,” Ace believes you only live…

Kush Powers

Kush Powers raps One More Shot

The thing I like about hip-hop music is that it allows people to express themselves in a very real way. Hip-hop can be direct to the point where you know exactly what the rapper is trying to say to you, right? There’s an artist named Kush Powers who has his act together. One listen to his song “One More Shot” and I think you’ll agree he’s good at what he…

Rep offers up Co-Laborations featuring Can’t Breathe

Rep is known for his “To Be Honest” ministries. Here’s what Rep has to say about his new project, Co-Laborations.  One of the songs on the project is called “Can’t Breathe.”  With all of the craziness of racial tension and social justice going on in our world, this one phrase stuck out to me. Many of you know this specific injustice that happened in New York to Eric Garner.  If…

Salt and Pepa still got it

I remember Salt and Pepa’s 1980s hit, “Push It,” and their hits “Shoop” and “Whatta Man (with En Vogue)” in the 1990s. They did those three songs and many more at their HUGE Buffalo Salt and Pepa concert on Thursday, August 16, 2012. Salt and Pepa, without their DJ Spinderella, also did a mash-up of “I’ll Take Your Man/My Mic Sounds Nice,” “Shake Yo Thang,” and “Tramp.” Salt and Pepa took…