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Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas and Sha Stimuli
Available for Media Opportunity in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN Feb. 26, 2011 /HipHopPress.com/ -- On Sunday, March 6, 2011 three of the internet’s most buzz worthy hip hop artists, Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas, and Sha Stimuli will be available for a limited "meet and greet" in Minneapolis.
These artists have been consistently featured on the world’s top blogs and music sites such as 2dopeboyz.com, Nahright.com and Allhiphop.com and will be in the Twin Cities as a part of the Hip Hop Lives Online (HHLO.net) 3 year anniversary celebration.
Hip Hop Lives Online a.k.a. HHLO is based in Minneapolis and is one of the Midwest’s best hip hop blogs. As a part of the anniversary party, well-known and respected representatives from National hip hop outlets will also be in the Twin Cities to help celebrate and meet artists. Guests and media will be able to meet the featured artists as well as J. Hatch and DJ Pain 1 from Get Your Buzz Up and iStandardProducers.com and Mike Trampe from Hip Hop DX. All will be in attendance and available for interviews thru Monday.
Media interested in interviewing these artists and meeting these music industry insiders should R.S.V.P. by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHLO's 3rd Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday March 6th at the Lounge (411 2nd Avenue North Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401), doors open at 10:00 p.m. Please visit www.hhlo.net for more information.
About HHLO’s 3rd Anniversary Distinguished Artists & Guests
Skyzoo’s lyrics are why Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg felt confident enough to put the 27-year-old, unsigned lord of the underground among Nas, Andre Benjamin, Lil' Wayne, and Talib Kweli as the top lyricists.
They’re why he was crowned “Best Lyricist” at the Underground Music Awards.
His lyrics tell a story. The story paints a picture. The picture shows the world he knows from all its perspectives.
With his critically-acclaimed debut album “The Salvation,” Skyzoo was both Brooklyn’s narrator and curator. Anchored by vivid storytelling chased by youthful humor, the album hit the Billboard Top 200 charts at No. 14, the fourth-highest position among new artists. Working with a cast of producers that included 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, Nottz, Black Milk, Best Kept Secret, and Illmind, he created a sonic successor to hip hop milestones “Reasonable Doubt,” “Ready to Die,” “Illmatic” and “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.”
Along with Illmind, the 27-year old emcee released one of 2010’s most highly-anticipated albums, “Live from the Tape Deck” on Jamla/Duck Down Records. The idea is a simple one: beats and rhymes. The gravity of The Salvation will be replaced by raw hip-hop. With features from Heltah Skeltah, Torae, Styles P, Buckshot and Rhymefest, the pair creates the feel of classic, 90s-era cassette tape rap for an iTunes generation.
As CEO of AudioWorx Entertainment, Skyzoo has his eyes and options open, developing ideas for ventures into film, television and merchandise.
From his 2006 EP “Cloud 9: The 3-Day High” with 9th Wonder to his collaborative work with Pete Rock, Hi-Tek, Jake One, Flo-Rida, Maino, Little Brother, EPMD, N.O.R.E, Wale, Talib Kweli, Ace Hood, Sean Price, and Don Cannon, to two nationwide tours with Ghostface Killah and Raekwon in 2009, and a nationwide tour with his Duck Down Records label mates in October 2010, he’s worked with a hip-hip’s who’s who. His songs have been the backdrop for HBO's "Entourage,” Rockstar Games’ "Grand Theft Auto 4: Lost and the Damned,” 2K Sports’ “NBA 2k11,” and ESPN.
In 2005, Emilio Rojas received a phone call from a friend asking if he would like to move to New York. After selling everything he owned, he was living in Brooklyn the next day. Since then Emilio has distinguished himself by releasing several critically acclaimed mixtapes, and taken his place amongst the most anticipated of up and coming artists.
Having the blessing of fellow Rochester-native, and Hiphop legend DJ Green Lantern, (who has worked extensively with Hip Hop greats Eminem, Jay Z, Nas, etc.) has helped solidify Emilio’s place among today’s most buzzing artists. Together the duo have released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, The Natural and recent Life Without Shame, which feature production and guest appearances from Multi-Platinum and Grammy winning producers and artists, such as Boi-1da, The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Nottz, Needlz, B.o.B., Styles P, Killer Mike, Yelawolf, and more. Emilio is clearly in the company of greatness – but like any other rising star he is carving out a space uniquely his own.
The only son of an American mother and Venezuelan immigrant father, his perspective reflects the growing biracial climate in the United States today. Couple that with the fact that his father left his family at a young age and you can identify the source of Emilio’s hunger. These themes are prevalent in his music, they are what make him so relatable. Emilio speaks for those who up until now have had no voice, and he does not shy away from the taboo or controversial.
Emilio can go in any direction, and at his current rate, he is on course to make a permanent mark on the industry, and more importantly continue to grow with his fans.
Being the younger brother of Lord Digga, one of hip hop's notable producers, Brooklyn bred emcee Sha Stimuli's spent most of his youth in the mix amongst hip hop legends like Master Ace, members of the Juice Crew, and Big Daddy Kane. Barely a teen, Stimuli found himself engulfed in an era that exemplified the essence of real New York hip-hop.
Stimuli officially stepped on the hip-hop scene at 14, appearing on Master Ace's Slaughter House LP. When Lord Digga began producing tracks for the Notorious BIG, Stimuli had the privilege of being in the studio while Biggie recorded Ready to Die. Stimuli knew it was time to grab the torch, and go full throttle with his gift of lyricism when the world was rocked with the tragic and untimely death of Biggie.
Stimuli emerged on to the mix tape circuit, leaving a blazing trail of tracks on some of the hottest mix tapes in rotation. In 2003, Stimuli attacked the music scene with the release of his first mix-tape "Let Me Show You the Way", where his smooth, conversation like flow, captivated hip-hop lovers. In October, Stimuli was featured in The Source Magazine as their "Unsigned Hype".
In 2004, proclaimed to be the "next best thing "to come out of Brooklyn since Biggie and Jay-Z, Stimuli released his second mix-tape, "Follow My Lead". The following year staying loyal to his fans Stimuli dropped "Switch Sides", a CD/DVD combination where he masters the art of storytelling. Stimuli caught the eye of Lenny S, then A & R of Virgin Records, and soon secured a major record deal.
In 2005, Stimuli displayed his musical talent on a worldwide scale, performing in the first "I Love Hip Hop Tour" in Morocco. After being featured in a barrage of publications, performing at various venues, and making radio station appearances, Stimuli released "New York State Of Mine "in late 2006. The mix tape features Joel Ortiz, Memphis Bleek, Peedi Peedi, and Maino. In August 2007, Stimuli won Best Lyricist for Urban Threshold's 5th Annual Underground Music Awards.
In January 2008, Stimuli and DJ Victorious launched a campaign to release a CD each month. For all of his diligent and creative work, Stimuli took home another award, winning Best Male Rapper of The Year in August 2008 for the 6th Annual Underground Music Awards.
Stimuli continues to be featured in publications from Essence Magazine to the Vibe. He is featured on the new Grand Theft Auto video game and his appearances on BET's Rap City "Spit Ya Game", and both of his MTV2 Freestyles are hailed as having the highest rotation numbers to date. Stimuli also made appearances in the featured film “Fighting” starring Terrence Howard and played the lead role in the independent film “Gotta Get Mine” all while working diligently in the studio on his debut album.
Stimuli’s highly anticipated debut album “My Soul To Keep” was released October 27, 2009 on Chambermusik/Koch/E1.
J Hatch a.k.a. Mogulstatus is the Co Ceo of iStandard (the largest music producer driven showcase and website iStandardProducers.com) and the CEO and Founder of The 'Get Your Buzz Up' Industry Experience.
iStandard Producers and Get Your Buzz Up have been instrumental in the careers of many artists and producers, creating legitimate opportunities and providing major exposure.
Alongside partner Don Di Napoli, J Hatch and team have successfully coordinated their producer showcase in 12 cities and have been sponsored by some of today's biggest brands in the production world including Native Instruments, Roland, FocusRite/ Novation, Ableton, IK Multimedia, ASCAP as well as lifestyle brands such as Monster Energy Drink.
iStandard has also helped producers place tracks with artists such as 50 Cent, Diddy, The Clipse, LLoyd Banks and many more while some of our alum has gone on to produce records for Kanye West, Rihanna and many more. iStandardProducers.com receives over 2 million hits monthly and provides daily blog content as well as bi weekly exclusive content, we also connect new producers with real opportunities with artists, film, video game and television licensing.
Get Your Buzz Up caters towards the artists and is an educational experience as well as a way for artists to grow their brand in a saturated music climate.
For more info log onto GetYourBuzzUp.com
DJ Pain 1
DJ Pain 1 is a Wisconsin-based DJ, producer and educator who has been active both regionally and internationally for over a decade. He has produced for artists including Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Chuck D, Lil Chuckee, I20, Young Chris and more and has provided music for films and television shows, most recently Trey Songz new BET program "My Moment." Additionally, DJ Pain 1 stays busy as a DJ under the Violator All Star/Record Breaker brand, playing clubs, creating mixtapes for artists including Miami's own Trina, and hosting his own mixshow on 93.1 Jamz. He is also involved in youth services and instructs and develops academic and arts related programs.
- RIAA Gold certified producer
- Currently working on an album to be released in 2011 featuring artists ranging from I-20 and Kool G Rap to Yo Gotti.
- 2010 Sprite Spark artist
- Two-time UMA (Underground Music Awards) and SIN nominee