On July 22, 2017 ANEW podcast was launched with an Introduction by Dawn Piercy, Creator, Host and Producer. In the last 52 weeks there have been 74 total episodes released on ANEW podcast and Mariano "Big Dawg's" Corner combined! Check out all ANEW guest and tune in BELOW to find out what's coming up and much more!
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Mellow Man Ace is a Cuban-American Rapper, Songwriter, The Godfather of the Latino Movement, Billboard Charting Hip Hop Artist and 4th Founding member of Cypress Hill.
Born in Cuba, he came to America with his family at 4 years old. They first arrived in Miami, moved to New Jersey and finally ended up moving to South Gate, California on Cypress Avenue where it all began.
He grew up playing baseball and when hip hop first started he learned to break-dance and took to the mic soon after and began writing lyrics and it was onward from there. Tune into our exclusive interview BELOW and find out from one of the Founders himself on how Cypress Hill came to be with his brother Sen Dog and friends, Muggs and B-Real, why he left in 1988, how he became the Godfather of the Latino Movement and much more!
Mellow Man Ace perfected his craft in lyrical writing with his savvy bilingual skills, coming up with the term known today as Spanglish.
After leaving Cypress Hill in 1988 he went solo and released his debut album "Escape from Havana" and just 1 year later he hit top 20 Billboard Charts with his hit single "Mentirosa". In 1992 after the release of his album "Brother w/ Two Tongues" he seemingly vanished from the music industry until 2000 with the release of his album "From the Darkness into the Light", in 2004 he released "Vengo a Cobrar" and vanished again until 2015 when he resurfaced with the release of 2 albums "The Lost Decade" and "Restoring Order". The name of each album speaks for itself as you can see. You can click on the green to go to each album, purchase Mellow Man Ace's music and listen to it below and watch his videos below too! Find out in our interview BELOW what he was up to between the release of each album and why he seemingly vanished for years at a time.
Mellow Man Ace has done several soundtracks for film and television series including Seven Mummies (2006), Marked for Death (1990),Scarface: The World is Yours (Video Game 2006). for Full IMDb click HERE. He is also in post-production of a documentary "Boogaloo Shrimp" as himself (2018).
You can follow him on Facebook, IG, Twitter and YouTube to keep up with what he's got going on and for where he will be performing, up coming showdates and more you can go to his official website at www.mellowmanace7.com.
Check out his videos and music BELOW our EXCLUSIVE interview.
WATCH Mellow Man Ace - Mentorosa (Music Video) BELOW
WATCH Mellow Man Ace - So Ruff So Tuff - [Official Music Video] BELOW
LISTEN to Mellow Man Ace on Spotify BELOW
Configa is a LEGENDARY Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Beat Maker, Creator and CEO of Configaration Records and has a PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies.
He is from Newcastle, England, lives in England and is widely know for his epic style of beats, rhythm, lyrics and sound and is currently signed to Public Enemy Chuck D's SLAMjamz Records.
Configa has been an influential force in shaping hip-hop culture for more than two decades, producing some of the most iconic beats in the underground scene. He started out early as a young MC and quickly rose through the ranks as a battle rapper, producing and releasing his own debut album in 2000. He has continued to release hit after hit and has definitely earned his status as being legendary.
In 2001 he was signed to Rap Junkie Records, a Los Angeles based record label owned by B. Down. While with Rap Junkie, Configa was featured on two mixtapes and in 2002, released a mostly self-produced album that garnered favorable reviews and received solid exposure in both the United Kingdom and the United States, most notably on MTV.com. In 2003, Configa shifted his focus toward production and in 2004, formed the crew Slept On Fam, along with Wargasms, Arsenal and C-Gully. Their album ‘Audio Crack’ was released in late 2006 to the delight of music aficionados and fans alike, winning awards and accolades and achieving cult status.
A lifelong hip-hop head and intellectual thinker, Configa took a break from making music to obtain his PhD, where he wrote his Doctoral thesis on the intersection of hip-hop culture and ethnicity - exploring the hip-hop scene in his home region. In 2010, Configa released a critically acclaimed 2Pac remix album entitled ‘Configa Presents...Pac To The Essence Vol. 1’ to mark the 14th year of Tupac Shakur’s passing. That same year he also founded his own independent record label, Configaration Records.
Configa released the classic ‘Configa Presents: Calm Before The Storm’ in 2011 - a 20-track collection featuring the U.S. and U.K. underground’s finest MC’s delivering intricately laced lyrics over his boom bap driven beats. Since then, Configa has produced stellar tracks for underground and mainstream artists alike. In 2014 he teamed up with underground rapper HaStyle to create two EPs (‘The Calm Before Hastility’ and ‘A Good Combination’) as well as a powerhouse conceptual album, ‘Hastility (H1)’, over the course of two years. He has also contributed music to documentaries and films, such as Nick Light’s documentary ‘Hip Hop is Dead’, and the Tim Roth-led feature film ‘The Liability’.
Configa stays focused on producing and releasing exceptional music, as well as scouting for talent across the globe as CEO of his true-school hip-hop label, Configaration Records. With no signs of slowing down, Configa is passionately dedicated to his craft, his fans, and the growth of his worldwide #ConfigArmy movement – representing the best qualities of real hip-hop past and present.
Check out my Album Review of "Configaration Volume 1" and Configa's official website by clicking his name in green and purchase his latest album today!
You can follow Configa on his Official Facebook page,YouTube, Twitter and IG and tune into my EXCLUSIVE interview with Configa BELOW to find out more about him and what he's got going on!
WATCH Configa- U Make My Day (ft. Sulpacio Jones) BELOW
WATCH Configa- Make 'Em Pay (ft. Sean Price & Green Tank)
WATCH 'Configaration Volume 1' Promo Feat. Chuck D
Kool Boy is the LEGENDARY Poplock dancer from the HOODBOTIC PUPPETS WEST COAST POPLOCKERS, Business owner and DJ.
Kool Boy started the Poplocking craze that is known today and has been featured in over 200 music video's and is THE MOST FEATURED POPLOCKER in the WORLD!
Some of music videos he's been featured in include Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta", Big WY's "Piru Love 3000" and Def Tones "Mein" which have all received millions and millions of views! He is also known as Suga Free's dancer.
Recently he was featured in a rap video with multiple LEGENDARY hip hop artist. The name of the video is "Rotate" by Dirty OGz.
You can see Kool Boy in "The Art of Rap" Directed by Ice-T. The full documentary can be seen clicking here.
Tune into the epic "POPLOCK JOURNEY with KOOL BOY from the HOODBOTIC WEST COAST POPLOCKERS" in this EXCLUSIVE 1 1/2 hr interview that was a LIVE event with live callers including one from "The Annual Hip Hop Music Awards", Marty Mcflie and more!
Find out about who this LEGENDARY POPLOCKER is, what he's about, who his mentor is, learn about the videos he's been in, the importance of dance and much, much more!
You can follow Kool Boy on IG to find out what he's up and what he's got going on.
WATCH "Watch Me Do the Robot" BELOW
WATCH "California Pop Lock" BELOW
WATCH "Rotate" BELOW by Dirty OGz featuring Kool Boy BELOW
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