EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lady *O* & DJ Mia Moretti #VH1 #MasterOfTheMix

If you don’t know, come this Monday 4/1/13 at 10PM EST, @VH1 is launching the new season of the highly acclaimed DJ competition, Master Of The Mix!! (Follow @MasterOfTheMix on Twitter!!) The show is in it’s 3rd season now, and not only do they have the INCREDIBLE DJ Amanda Seales hosting the show (YAYYYY!!!! I LOVE HER!!! :-)), but they also have the incomparable and LEGENDARY Kid Capri, Ben Maddahi, Jenny Costa, and the woman whom this post is dedicated to, DJ Mia Moretti.. Who did a CRAZY INCREDIBLE SET to set the tone for the evening, with electric violinist Caitlin Moe! (Caitlin, …Girl… YOU ROCKED IT!!!! Absolutely DOPE!) Follow her on Twitter as well!!>>(@CaitlinMoe)

This event was one I will never forget. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was really personable and such sweethearts!!! We were having just an amazing time at the Marquee nightclub in NYC this past Wednesday, which was sponsored by @Smirnoff!  I was blessed to grab one of the ONLY interviews done that night, with the extremely DOPE … DJ Mia Moretti. Watch the exclusive interview with Made in The City Inc.’s Lady *O*  & Judge/Dj Mia Moretti below!! Follow her on Twitter @MiaMoretti and make sure you watch Master Of The Mix on Monday 4/1/13 @ 10PM EST!! You are NOT gonna want to miss this season!! Be sure to check out our recap post coming up this week with exclusive pictures and footage of all the DJs/Judges of Master Of The Mix doing their RIDICULOUSLY ILL sets on the stage at Marquee Nightclub in NYC!! You do NOT want to miss clicking that post! Keep up with @MadeInTheCityTs and @TheLadyOShow to stay on top of the blog exclusives on Twitter!

Dear Ms. Moretti, Made In The City Inc. loves you and thanks you for giving us this opportunity to speak with you. You had such a warm spirit and your set that evening with was amazing!!! You are an incredible talent and person. We hope to see you again in the near future!!


Felicia Lady *O* ” Owen

Written by: Lady *O*

HUGE shoutout to Loui Bond of Lou Films for an AMAZING job on the videography! Follow him on twitter! @LouiBond AND Shoutout to @SainWorld for the opportunity!

SpokenFree ENT. & Uncut Magazine’s Lady *O* Interviews The Nappy Roots!!

On  August 23rd, 2011, it was a historic day for Hip Hop and the World. Not only did the Earth shake Virginia with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that had tremors that I felt ALL THE WAY in New Jersey LOL (California is absolutely on my list of places to NEVER move to after that by the way…LOL), but the boardroom at Universal Music Group shook with the vibrations of GREATNESS from The Nappy Roots’ new album, NAPPY DOT ORG, which is releasing in stores September 27, 2011. This album was hosted by The Nappy Roots & Rico Wade of Organized Noize (#SHOUTOUT TO The Dungeon Family!) I am BEYOND grateful to GOD that He didn’t allow me to MISS THIS Listening Session!, because THESE guys are truly people I now LOVE on a deeper level and are the nicest people I’ve ever met! SpokenFree ENT. & Uncut Magazine regards The Nappy Roots as their lifelong Southern kinfolk because we are absolutely on the SAME PAGE when it comes to Hip Hop. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! ❤

Check out the interview with SpokenFreeENT’s Lady *O* & The Nappy Roots:

Footage by: Ray Rodriguez (@ProductiveRay09)

 NOW, when I say this album is AMAZING… it’s AMAAAAZING! Not only was the ENTIRE Nappy Roots crew present and accounted for at UMG, but Rico Wade of Organized Noize was on the conference speakerphone listening along and giving us some insight into what it was like working with these guys. He expressed what each song meant not just to him, but what each one of The Nappy Roots members brought to each track. Big V., made one thing VERY clear before we started listening to the album… "This album is the combining of 2 super powers…Kentucky & Atlanta… And we are bringing respect BACK to the South.”… Rico said via the phone, "THIS IS Southern Hip Hop." <- He ain’t NEVA LIED! LOL

The first track played was “Legends Live On”,and it’s truly a track that proves that no matter if you THOUGHT The Nappy Roots disappeared, fell off, or broke up,.. You are DEAD WRONG. The Legend of The Nappy Roots has BEEN living on… You just gotta catch up! LOL. Track 2: “Return of the Country Boyz” is a BANGER! It’s produced by Mr. DJ, who is the cousin of Rico Wade (but not affiliated with Organized Noize) T.N.R. said  “We wanted to keep it COUNTRY”… They succeeded BIG TIME! Track 3: “Easy Money”, Big V. says “If you doin’ what you love, it seems easy… We love our job.” Rico: “Organized Noize + The Nappy Roots= Easy Money”… And the track definitely has the eclectic vibes reminiscent of Outkast…  It’s DEFINITELY a party song for the entrepreneurial spirit.

The 3 tracks already released online are: “Hey Love” ft. Samuel Christian (The very 1st song released off NAPPYDOTORG), which is B. Stille‘s FAVORITE track on the album and he defines it as “A relationship break up song told from a male point of view about how you think a person is good for you but they’re not.” (I think this track is genius! #JUSTSAYIN.. AND it is ALSO a personal FAVE!), “Y’all Party” which is a club record Rico fought to put on the album that defines what a good time is like with The Nappy Roots, and “Congratulations”, which is motivation, appreciation, and remembrance for the life you continue to live, have lived, and fought to keep going through all the adversity you might have ever faced.

Amongst the boardroom at UMG the favorites were: “Pete Rose” ft. Khujo Goodie, which is a street cut, Big V. explained “is based on the baseball player Pete Rose who played for the Cincinnati Reds and got caught gambling and more specifically, betting on himself to win.” This track tells the story of a Hustler. “Give Me a Sign” (Ray Murray of Organized Noize sung the hook), talks about self-doubt on the way to the finish line to success when you KNOW you are doing what you were born to do… “Good & Evil”, which Rico explains is a track where he was “as weird as I wanna be” as a producer…LOL…It’s also track that Rico says “might be an “Acquired Taste.”” (Rico… I LOVED IT!) This track is for those who struggle with choice, identity, and integrity when it comes to Hip Hop… showing that the hard work WILL pay off as long as the truth is consistently involved.

And last but not least, MY other 2 PERSONAL FAVORITES: “Karma”, which speaks for itself audibly but Big V. said it best: “You gotta have your positive and negative situated when it comes to Karma”… #BACKGROUND: The hook for this track was written AFTER everyone’s verses were put down! (Crazy, right?? You could never tell listening to it!) and “Nappy U Here”, which I also agree with Rico AGAIN when he said “This reminds me of Tribe Called Quest” (Rico HIMSELF is on the hook), showcases how close of a bond The Nappy Roots have with each other. You can hear the appreciation and love they have for each other as a group and even more so as a band of brothers.

I’ll put it to you this way, FROM NOW ON, when I have to give an example of GREAT SOUTHERN HIP HOP , The Nappy Roots are my NUMBER 1 recommendation!  These gentlemen put their blood, sweat, tears, heart, and soul both individually AND collectively into this album… And I say ABSOLUTELY GO BUY the NAPPY DOT ORG album 9/27 when it drops! It’s worth EVERY CENT! Follow @NappyRoots on Twitter!!!

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Photography by: Ray Rodriguez (@ProductiveRay09)

Written by: Lady *O* (@THELADYOSHOW)

#NYC serves us some Hip Hop mystery pie…Got MiLK?

Now before I get this piece started, I would like to #SHOUTOUT Mac Miller and say, THIS is what happens when you inspire other people and future artists… And I hope you check these 2 out. Your song “Donald Trump” inspired something new… Which is something I didn’t even think or know was even possible with that track because I think that “Donald Trump” will be a new school hip hop classic. But even the MiLKMEN track came out genius in my opinion. It’s a FREE DOWNLOAD BTW… So “Don’t Hate,… Appreciate!” LOL…It’s ALL LOVE. Check it out in the beginning of the video and to hear the whole track (And NO, I will not tell you the title. Just Click the link! LOL!) you can check out this direct HotNewHipHop.com link:  http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/en/play/s/3ed5afb-324285/

Here’s the Interview:

As I took the M train to Queens, (a train I’ve only taken ONCE literally in my ENTIRE LIFE during my freshman year of H.S…LOL), I met up with this dynamic duo, The MiLKMEN, who I found on HotNewHipHop.com thanks to a certain elementary school pal who tries to ignore me in real life…LOL. It’s cool tho… Thanks Friend and Thank You Facebook for showing me who my friends listen to! 😀 <- My Sarcastic “Sheldon Smile”… (That’s a #BBT reference for all my geeks out there..)


ANYWAY, LOL, these two are quite the characters…

  Red and Ty Philly are all about loving music and life. They remind me of a new age and even more chill version of Redman and Method Man in personality. Red hails from Astoria, Queens while Ty Philly hails from my home of L.E.S., NYC.  I had a blast kickin’ it and chopping it up with these guys… They are eclectic in sound, real at heart, and are about nothing but love and appreciation for other artists and entrepreneurs who reciprocate those same ideals. Not to mention, complete goofballs like myself… LOL. *Roll the footage…LOL*

They are in the process of narrowing down their long catalog of tracks for their first official album  “Far From Perfect” (Release Date TBA).  So far, they have released 5 mixtapes on HotNewHipHop.com. Their most recent works are “The Preview EP” and “The 2nd Preview“. These 2 mixtapes were supposed to be the precursors to “Far From Perfect“…However, since the catalog is SO long and they are still sifting and creating, the track listing is likely to change at random.

Which is what they are all about! Random. They like that you never know what you are going to get with the MiLKMEN. You could get Whole, Skim, 2%, Soy… LMAO!… J/k… But all jokes aside, (MUSICALLY speaking) you could get a rock influence, club/house influence, R&B, Soul, Old School, anything… For them, the options are endless when it comes to mood…And you can already tell by the way the beginning and end of the video interview sounds.  BTW!  The last song in the footage is called “ALL DAY” which can be found INSTANTLY by clicking the HotNewHipHop.com link below at the end of this post. Doesn’t that bang? (Make sure you leave comments on that.)

I hope that the video interview helps you piece together what they are like as people and not just as artists. I think you should check them out and get to know them, because there is WAY more to come!  As far as I’m concerned “M.I.L.K.”means “My.Imagination.Leads.Kreativity.“… Because for them, it’s all about creating and love of the process of exploring your imagination when making music for the future that you are passionate about.

Shouldn’t that be what ALL Hip-Hop is about?

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Written by: Lady *O*

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