OG ILLA shared stages with many hip hop artist such as: Riff Raff, Lil B, Ace Hood, Action Bronson, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Los, Vinny Cash, Kid Daytona, Jarren Benton, Phil Ade, Lil Wyte, Cory Gunz and numerous other independent artists.
That raw intellectual hiphop sound provided by DMV's highly anticipated unsigned artist Kevin Sinatra, has not gone unnoticed. With features in 2dopeboyz, HipHopHundred, djbooth, and many more Kevin continues to drop classic bangers. While covering one of his early 2017 projects "Sleep Paralysis", Earmilk gave a highlight to his lyrics, stating that "he's making a poignant statement about young black males at the hands of the very institutions (such as police, i.e "angels") built to protect them but instead suffer due to being undervalued in western society."
Damn, from VA to NYC, multi-talented hip hop musician and artist (see here), Will Porter quietly released a dope a$$ 8-track solid hip hop project in 2016 titled Mansa Muse. Literally every track made the head bop with stank face and all that. Straight fire. Beats dope (ohh especially Finger Painting), voice right, lyrics and flow right, with each track having an overal chill, soul grungy, hip hop vibe.
Before releasing this project however, this man has been working. Within the span of only a few months releasing a few projects back to back, also containing straight - for instance 'Back to Basics'. I think those 17.9k listeners agree as well.
Will Porter is a multidimensional visual and performance artist. His strong knowledge of color, form and movement allow him to create moments that transcend the physical piece itself. His acrylic and oil pastel works both exhibit an overstanding of line manipulation that suggests movement, allowing the observer to navigate throughout them and experience something new in each direction. Building such a solid foundation in art allowed for these same attributes to permeate into his music and poetry. He has an innate storytelling ability, directly reflective of his ability to paint such vivid imagery, driven by a cadence reminiscent of his brush strokes. Ranging from sporadic to disciplined, as to create a controlled chaos.
Will was born and raised in Flint, MI. Being a sponge in such a vibrant and dynamic city as Flint in the 1990's, it's no wonder that his passion for art sprouted at such a young age. Will, affectionately known as Junior by family, began drawing at the age of 4. He was under the study of his older brother, Jeremy Cooper. Jeremy being very skilled in pencil and graphite, would instruct Will to recreate many different video game and cartoon characters. including, but not limited to, Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Mario Bros. This addition of technical drawing to his infinitely creative mind birthed a black and white framework that he was eager to fill with color. He took every art class available in school from first grade to freshman year in college.
In 2001, Will and his family moved to Stafford, VA. The significant contrast in scenery and aesthetic was yet another catalyst of growth for Will's creativity. His medium of choice shifted from tempura paint, to the more robust oil pastels, and oil and acrylic paints. He was able to transform his formerly flat, and one dimensional paintings into pieces that showed great promise of form and depth. Will worked tirelessly on projects both in and outside the classroom so that he could sharpen his talents.
In 2009, with encouragement and a letter of recommendation from his high school art teacher, Stephanie Athanasaw, Will was accepted into the VCU School of Arts program. He was quickly humbled by the advanced and ambitious work of the students there.Being forced to adapt, Will met the challenge head on. Excelling at times, while failing with confidence at others. His time at VCU would be short lived due to financial woes, but even after returning home to work, what he'd learned on that campus, remained in him.
He continued the path of self improvement, pushing the limits of his gift with each new piece he created. Creating works that were more personal and without parameters allowed for Will to extend his total body of works to upward of 500. He has been quoted as stating "...art became so fluid for me, to the point where it's easier most times to communicate through paintings than through words." This surgence of work catapulted Will to becoming a standard in the culture of art and not just a student. Needing a larger platform to showcase his large catalog of work, Will made the transition from Virginia to New York in December of 2015.
Since being in the big city, Will has landed full time employment as a dog walker while juggling art, music and poetry into all the time in between. He has worked alongside musician/curator Steff Reed in shining a light on police brutality and systematic oppression, collaborated with actress/vocalist and cinematographer Angelica Jackson in the creation of her groundbreaking docuseries "The Grind BK", while also making his presence known in multiple venues throughout New York; either by opening up the space with his artwork, or commanding an audience with his music and poetry.
One of those spots being Brooklyn's own Backdrop. A venue that focuses on providing the space and a welcoming environment for creatives to come inspire and be inspired. Will is only just getting started, so to avoid missing his amazing journey of self exploration, be sure to use the links available on this site to familiarize yourself with his social media, soundcloud, art gallery and more. Since I've caught you up to speed with the artist, I'd like to introduce myself. Hi, I'm Will Porter :) welcome to my page. Explore it with open senses. - Will Porter
"Eclectic Hip-Hop and R&B with a familiarity that you can't put your finger on."
Though the task is not at all daunting, for Cameron Murdoch, making the audience smile and dance in momentary bliss is simply not enough. "I seek to create moments that inspire. That uncontrollable urge to dance or bob your head is your soul saying "you need this", and that's what I seek to tap into." Cameron's journey has ultimately prepared him for just that. (Source)
From touring to Canada, across America, performing at Richmond Virginia's growing in popularity EPIC FEST and even at SXSW 2016, Cameron Murdoch continues to raise his talents in Performing and Music Production to a higher level, and then some. With projects under the way and a decent catalog of music available online for the public, as well as a good resume of press, we recommend following him and staying up to date with his progress and new projects. Check out some recent press of Cameron Murdoch at pwrmoves.hiphop, a creative project titled ISMYSHITTIGHT, RVAmag and more!
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Hailing out of Fairfax, Virginia with an array of projects uploaded on Soundcloud, ranging from being streamed tens of thousands of times to his most streamed track, 'Greatness', which is almost at 600k plays, Lamont's recent track, Running produced by Penacho, does not disappoint.
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SUPR (Producers/Songwriters Tehron Porter and Sulaiman Azimi) produce music of various genres including Hip-Hop, Contemporary R&B, Soul, Rock, Alternative, Dance, and more. We are from Virginia. In addition to music production and songwriting, we create our own apparel, graphic/merchandise design, photo and videography.
Ghetto Orchestra is SUPR's band/ Sulaiman Azimi (Guitar, Vocals) Tehron Porter (Bass, Drums), Acee Fuller (Drums).
Nothing Magazine is an independently published digital magazine produced by SUPR.
LoLaFo is a clothing and lifestyle brand created by Noah Elnagdy and Tehron Porter in Virginia.
This is a longer segment, part 2 of the performance on March 16th, 2013 in Va Beach. The memories, the vibes, the colors, the energy, the music! Gotta love some Galaxy Dynamite.