Thursday, 13 July 2017 03:28

I.Am.Tru.Starr

 
IAMTRUSTARR, Bandzoogle: With an inexhaustible amount of creativity woven deep into the layers that make up the artist that is I.Am.Tru.Starr, his career, as a recording artist, is a testament to that of a dedicated craftsman’s. Making sure he was able to come correct with his talents, this Rochester-born musician is now stepping out amongst the shadows with a mission larger than an average vocalist’s.
 
Using his modest upstate roots as motivation for his own music, I.Am.Tru.Starr is working with the intention to lead by example, with a dedicated passion to show the next generation already looking up to him that beautiful things can grow out of what others consider a deadbeat town.
 
“Growing up in places like where I’m from, kids don’t get the chance to dream properly,” the emcee says, with bright eyes. “I’m chasing mine so they don’t ever have to be timid about chasing theirs.”
 
Recording music in a serious capacity since 2012, I.Am.Tru.Starr grew up in music by way of his neighborhood, with his friends challenging him early on to find confidence in his natural ability to rap, going on to form a group out of a local DJ’s basement using borrowed equipment.
 
As a child I.Am.Tru.Starr would emulate the vocal styling of Dave Hollister until his family would tell him to quiet down. Eventually they started listening and whether he was singing classic covers or sneaking in his own rudimentary lyrics, their compliments began to hold weight, especially considering that as a musical household with high standards, his family members were tough critics to please.
 
Channeling the spirit and sounds of the likes of D’Angelo, Fred Hammond, Scarface, Andre 3000 and Donny Hathaway and more, I.Am.Tru.Starr’s current sound is film noir meets 2016. His ability to share his story with potent lyrics and lush melodies, carefully crafted into his own self-described sound of “Soul Hop,” allows him to both reach - and captivate - a varied audience. Taking elements of hip-hop, R&B, funk, gospel and alt-soul, I.Am.Tru.Starr’s battle cry is emotional. His music comes from a place of raw honesty, and that foundation of pure expression is all he has.  After getting swallowed by the wrong crowd and experiencing significant setbacks as a result, I.Am.Tru.Starr prevailed by harnessing a redefined purpose, learning more than the instruments he taught himself during this deeply personal and challenging chapter of darkness.
 
As I.Am.Tru.Starr begins to settle into a space entirely his own musically, he is built up by the people he selectively works with, finding a second family in his curated group of producers and creative minds all united under the undeniable power of art, and truth –
(IAMTRUSTARR, Bandzoogle)
 

Artist name: I.Am.Tru.Starr

Website: www.iamtrustarr.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4uY17u6sR13GQqRtYnilHn - "hair like basquiat."

Ep https://open.spotify.com/album/6SsXDdIiep6W0BXZkJuBY2  

Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/clef7 

Gleam: https://iamtrustarr.com/album/529514/gleam?autostart=true 

Published in Music
Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:49

April Oneill

Not only does April Oneill have an amazing voice, that can pretty much go over any style of music which you can here on her Soundcloud, after winning the Hip Hop Music Producter Battle at the 2017 ASCAP #ICreateMusic EXPO, folks are now hip that her music production is also PURE FIRE. With a really good solid project already on iTunes, stay tuned for more work by April Oneill. Listen below.  

instagram : @apriloneill__

snapchat: oneillstickup

twitter: @apriloneill__

Published in Music
Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:42

Hash Sesay

Independent help Independent. Up and coming artists take advantage of collaborating with up and coming filmmakers. Especially if your from the east coast and need a music video, meet Hash.

Artist Statement: I am a Filmmaker based in NYC (Harlem). My interests include writing, directing, and curating visuals for music. I consider myself a "practical creative," one with artistic vision along with a deep understanding of logistics required to fulfilling that vision. I currently study film and video production at The City College of New York and I am a community producer at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. 

Will Porter- Finger Paint [Official Video] from Hash Sesay on Vimeo.

Directed by Hash Sesay

 

Published in Film
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 22:06

Blue Funk Orchestra needs a damn deal

This electrifying NYC street performing duo, sax player and drummer, can often be heard under the streets of NYC freestyling funky jazz sets that instantly get you movin’ to the beat, remniscent of that classic 90's hip hop feel, mixed in with a little bit of that contagious James Brown sound.

 

After the we recorded a set, which you can watch below, we asked for their name and the drummer replied Blue Funk Orchestra. 

 

Someone please sign these guys. 

Published in Trains

With features from The fader, Earmilk , Djbooth, Billboard and dozens more all within the last 6 months, Hannibal King, Music Producer, Rapper, of #TheVillians, Rap Collective from Queens New York, performing 'Don't Die', off of his recent tape at the Tender Trap bar in Brooklyn, New York.  He had the TenderTrap Lit!! We could only get these two short clips. 

 

Snippet Part 1 Snippet Part 2

 

 

Published in Live Performance

Ceasar Passée, visionary, performing artist, musician, drummer, programmer, performing a Steel Drum cover of Hotline Bling by Drake, at Jay St. Metrotech Train Station, Brooklyn, NYC. ---

Published in Trains

R.O.E, 3 man Hip hop positive vibe band, brings the energy and vibes to Silvana's, located in Harlem, NY.

Part 3


Part 2

Part 1

 

Published in Live Performance
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:17

Career Girls Inc.

Published in Spring 2016
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:45

Natalie Pujols

 

Natalie Pujols work influences a constant gaze into imagination. Its not only because there is this realism involved; its a certain movement, personality and emotion that is evoked from the expressions, gestures and other details she creates via a combination of colors on canvas.  The objects and other relatable, familiar media or concepts she incorporates, creates these thresholds of familiarity we can't resist. Thresholds that allow for that constant gaze and awe.  Check out her work here.  

 

Natalie Pujols on Vango 

Published in Art/Design
Monday, 28 December 2015 06:48

Brett Douglas Photography

Photographer from New York City.  

NYC Portraits - Photography - Headshots and more 

Brett Douglas Photography on Facebook
Bret Douglas on Tumblr

Published in Photography
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