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!!

Sincerely,

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!

The Boy Illinois Making Illi-noise in NYC

Chicago emcee, The Boy Illinois, paid a visit to my hometown of NYC  for his Shade45 in the Morning interview with Sway Calloway. Illi was gracious enough to bless us with an interview at The Roger Smith Hotel to talk about his latest project, The Memoirs of Gilbert Gastón, which was amazingly completely manufactured by the one and only Ambulance Factory. The music on this tape is fresh! Lots of jewels were dropped, there is a lot of life to learn off of this album, and you can hear the progression from the Inhale Series finale: Inhale Pt. 4: Horai.

So PAY ATTENTION!!! You already know Illi doesn’t like to “Say 2 Much“… LOL. 😉 Watch the interview here!

Make sure you hit the album cover to download the album for the FREE99!!

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Follow The Boy Illinois on Twitter!! : @TheBoyIllinois

Written by: Lady *O*

CMJ Fashionista? … THANKS! ;-)

This blog post is more of a #SHOUTOUT than a post.

As you might have seen earlier in the posts, we did posts on Shinobi Ninja and JDP in conjunction with CMJ. BUT what I DIDN’T say… was that someone blogged about ME @ CMJ. LMAO. Who knew I was interesting to others? LOL. *Shrugs*

#SHOUTOUT to www.buisandwhistles.com‘s Andrew Bui for blogging about ya girl’s fashion sense at CMJ! I truly appreciate you and it was a pleasure meeting you! I figured I would return the favor and blog back because I have PICTURES of us TOGETHER! Check out these photos below… Please note the shirt I am wearing is one of SpokenFree ENT’s TryFacta Tee: “ENTREPRONEGRO” and it can be purchased via our website www.spokenfree.us in the shop. 😉

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All Photography ABOVE was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

and check out the blog photo feature Buis and Whistles did on me and the CMJ Fashionistas of the evening BELOW! 😉

http://buisandwhistles.com/?p=1197

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Follow Buis And Whistles on Twitter! @BuisAndWhistles

Written by:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow, @SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

Bright Lights… #PURPLE City

  J………D……..P   *she says in her “Rebecca Romijn” voice* LOL!

  Let’s just say “Poppa’s got a brand new bag!” Flying in from the Chi to NY to be at the event of the season, #CMJ, JDP came to NYC bringing “the Cold”. At the penthouse of the Thompson Hotel with 180 degrees of Uptown and Downtown New York Cityscapes to view from the bar, JDP shined royal #PURPLE (even with the no sound check circumstances he was given) at the CMJ Music Dealers Showcase performing tracks from his latest EP, The Legend of Goodfoot Jones, (Which was COMPLETELY produced by D.C. (Dutch Cannon) of FlyyCity MG… His first performance was of my FAVORITE song labeled as the Roman numeral 1. “I” (chorus “Clouds in My Coffee”)… (GOD I LOVE THAT SONG! LOL!). He continued his set with tracks from his summer mixtape release from 2011: Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 such as “Rebecca Romijn“… Along with a special treat from his unreleased, upcoming, and FIRST album EVER, PURPLE, called “Girls to the Floor”, which is set to be released at the end of 2011 or the very spawn of 2012. He rocked it out! Not to mention, the evening couldn’t be more meant to be for a JDP performance, then to have the Empire State Building LIT in PURPLE lights that evening right BEHIND the stage… Talk about an omen with an Empire STATEment, huh?! And let’s not forget that JDP’s song “Circa 87” featuring Adam Tensta was picked up by Coca Cola’s COKE ZERO as part of their “Make Your Own Dance” Campaign!! Check out the advertisement for it right here! >>> 

In the #CMJ crowd showing support for one of their own, FlyyCity Media Group’s Co-manager Stefan and (producer) Traxxion, along with Chicago’s Own: Young Live & Dom P., DJ Earn Money, and Hustle Simmons stopped through to show him some love from Chi-City… I told you we were building a bridge, didn’t I?… Well! *shrugs and smiles*…

Check out the interview we acquired in the Rocawear/Artful Dodger offices the day before #CMJ after we got through kickin’ it with Shinobi Ninja…

 JDP, keep shinin’ baby!

All Videography & Photography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Download The Legend of Goodfoot Jones here: http://www.mediafire.com/?35x1ty9cx6c3uhk#1

Download Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 here: http://thisisjdp.bandcamp.com/

Follow FlyyCity MG, JDP, STEFAN, Traxxion, Young Live, Don P., and Hustle Simmons on Twitter!

@FlyyCityMG

@ThisIsJDP

@SRowe812

@Traxxion

@YoungLive

@HustleSimmons

Written By:

 Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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He’s as Cold as “Black Ice”… Have you gone ILL yet?

You can’t say The Boy Illinois without saying the word ILL. Lol. Coming from the Chi to represent in NYC at Santos Party House and opening up for Maino with Jist & Iron Solomon, The Boy Illinois came to NY and SHUT IT DOWN! Doing tracks off his latest mixtape: The Inhale Part 4: Horai. Production is super dope on this project and he has some really interesting stories that you should really enjoy listening to among some BANGERS that you are sure to rock back and forth bopping hard to… Like I Did. LOL.

The Boy Illinois gave us nothing but heart on stage… And I’m proud of him. Rockin’ Santos with joints like “January 4th”, “Black Ice “,(my 2 personal Faves>>)” Right Around Spring“ featuring Rel, Tre-Style, and Melanie Richelle & “Leap Year” ft. Asia Monique . His most recent released track “Yer“ is currently featured  on @DJEnuff‘s website this week! (www.ThatsEnuff.com)  Illi is doing his THANG! When we shot this interview, it was the second time I got to hang out with our homie and we were in the heart of Chinatown with the NYC street lights peering down by Canal St., waiting to go inside and watch Illi throw down. Even his cousin flew down from Chicago to come see her fam bam get it in… And I don’t blame her, I promised Illi when we hung out the first time in NYC that I wouldn’t miss it for the world. And… IT… WAS… DOPE! And watch the interview to see who The Boy Illinois wants to work with!!

Check out our quick SpokenFree ENT. interview before the Santos show with The Boy Illinois on the streets of NYC.>>

This Video above & Photography below was done by @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group, an Official Affiliate of SpokenFree ENT.

And if you want to check out The Boy Illinois’s first visit to NYC, check out this freestyle for ThisIs50.com that was done  after The Boy Illinois’s freestyle on MTV Raps in front of Jim Jones, Maino, and hosted by MTVs Sway Calloway… “You GO, BOY!” *she says in her Gina voice* …LOL Thanks for the interview Illi, and we know we don’t have to say it, but you know SpokenFree ENT. has maddd love for you and what you do! 😉 ❤

Download Inhale Pt. 4: Horai via DJBooth.net here:

http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/the-boy-illinois-inhale-4/

 To know more about The Boy Illinois check out his website:

http://www.TheBoyIllinois.com

Follow The Boy Illinois on Twitter: @TheBoyIllinois

Written By:

Lady *O* 

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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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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Written by: Lady *O* (@THELADYOSHOW)

YFAME: A “Somebody-ish Nobody” You NEED To Pay Attention To…ASAP!

Philly’s own “Kid On The Bus” is now taking the NJ Transit and about to give EVERY “Somebody-ish Nobody” a run for their money… YFame, age  21, is “coming to snatch everybody’s chain” in the Hip-Hop world. During my #CLEANINGMYROOMTHOROUGHLYROTATIONVOL1 via @TheLadyOShow on Twitter, I was sent a link to FANTASTIC, (If I DO say so myself) mixtape projects: Kid On The Bus and The Somebody-ish Nobody which can be found on www.IAMYFAME.com and are BOTH FREE downloads!, there is NO EXCUSE why you can’t support his lyrical ability! And they BLEW me away upon first listen….

Check out our interview together… Footage by R. Rodriguez @ProductiveRay09

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Both projects show YFame’s complete vulnerability as a regular person and give his listeners a taste of what emcees SHOULD be talking about… He’s lost a lot on his journey and has no problem telling you what makes YFame…YFAME.  From tracks like the one playing in the beginning of the interview “P.S.A.” that talk about the oversaturation of the hip-hop industry to tracks like “Slum Circus” that reflect what urban culture SHOULDN’T continue to glorify on the major networks… YFame is truly an advocate for a better music industry and a better society.

As if his work wasn’t already magnificent with just him because he has been producing his OWN beats since he was ELEVEN years old, we can’t forget oneVERY important fact when it comes to the QUALITY of his music… With Grammy-award winning producer, Jerry Wonda of Wonda Music who has produced tracks for Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and even Diddy (among COUNTLESS others..LOL) assisting in the production and management of YFame, this young lyrical BEAST is about unleash the ILLEST can of whoop ass on the hip hop world… Ok… Maybe just the world Period. LOL…

Word LIFE? Cleaning my room was the best thing that ever happened to me.  Now, I KEEP it dirty in hopes of finding the NEXT YFame all over again…LMAO… This dude completely stands alone when it comes to his talent, and I was truly a kid in a candy store when I met him in real life. There’s nothing like meeting someone you admire… Even if they ARE a “Somebody-ish Nobody”… We’ll see how long THAT title lasts… In my eyes, Y, you will ALWAYS be regarded as SOMEBODY. You’ve helped me grind, pass the time at my boring 9-5, and helped me meditate on MANY occasion…#SALUTE #RESPECT and#LOVE.  Thanks for this interview, I will FOREVER be a LIFELONG appreciator of your music… Support him TODAY!

Follow Him @YFame on Twitter. ASAP.

Written by: Lady *O*