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Monday, January 14, 2019

Bonnie Love stops by the Philly Hip-hop Awards!

Brittney Rena Key, better known as Bonnie Love, is an American Hip Hop and R&B Singer-Songwriter from Suffolk, VA.

Like many greats before her, she first got her start singing in her childhood church which subsequently fueled her passion for music. At the age of nine, she grew an interest in poetry and began writing her own songs by age eleven. As the years went by, Brittney worked tirelessly to perfect her craft and by 2004, was the songwriter and lead vocalist of talented girl group, “X-quizit”. When the group later dissolved, Key kept the stage name, X-quizit, in the hopes of continuing her music career as a solo artist. She would go on to perform for the City Annual Talent Showcase, F.A.M.E. (Future Artists, Musicians and Entertainers) for six years straight.

Music continued to provide an escape for the aspiring artist and in 2006 she decided to dig deeper into that escape. The songs she penned became more transparent, now including messages of her struggles with family, friends, living in poverty and self-esteem issues. It was during this transition that she learned something about herself.

She could rap.

With the same fire and a new flow, Brittney changed her stage name to Bonnie Love in 2010. “Bonnie” representing the fearless go-getter and “Love” representing her softer, poetic side. After turning down several group and label offers, she signed with GMAAT Records in 2013, but ended the contract after one year. Bonnie has performed at numerous venues and charity events throughout the East Coast and is best recognized for her remarkable stage presence, clever wordplay and charismatic flow. Inspired by the iconic and unique styles of Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, and Beyonce, Bonnie Love aims to continue the high energy style of Hip Hop that keep people united in dance. She released her first solo album entitled “The Introduction” in March 2016; a pro bono project gifted to the listeners to gain insight on who Bonnie Love is. In April 2016, she dropped a collaborative EP called “What We Do” featuring fellow Virginia Hip Hop Artist, VA Grinch. After taking a short break from the stage to focus on upcoming projects, Bonnie has now released her first R&B single and visual entitled “Trippin’”; available now on YouTube. We can look forward to seeing more of Bonnie Love as she is currently working on her mix-tape (stay tuned for release date), as well as a promo tour for a collaborative Hip Hop and R&B project with Jimii HitMaker entitled “His & Hers”, set to be released Summer 2018. Keep your eyes open and a sharp ear for this rising star as she shows no signs of slowing down!

Dead Serious stops by the Philly Hip-hop Awards!

Talent comes in all forms. However, some people are naturally gifted with an incredible talent that stands out from other people within that same genre. This is what can be said about music artist “Dead Serious”.

Gregory Way is known in the music world as “Dead Serious” is a rap artist from Philadelphia. Naturally gifted with the ability to rap, Dead Serious started rapping at the early age of 10 years old. Since his childhood, he has pursued a music career by performing at various shows and music competitions around the city of Philadelphia. Always a motivated person with a drive for success, Dead Serious has performed at many showcases locally in his hometown Philadelphia as well as traveling to many different states such as New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland to perform and showcase his talents. He has personally worked with some industry executives from Def Jam, Universal, and Warner in an effort to further his career, network and also to do more performances in order to show his musical capabilities to the entire world.

Dead Serious future goals are to place himself in a better position inside the music industry so that his music can be heard by the mass public. With the release of a new single titled “I’m Gucci”, Dead Serious plans to show the industry that he has a unique style to bring diversity to a time in music that needs it the most hat Time is His!

International Special calls in to catch up with Sir!

Check out Sir’s over the phone exclusive interview with International Special!

“International Special, has been a mogul behind the scenes of the music industry for decades. International Special kept his nose to the streets and the streets knew how special he was before he even picked up a microphone to show the world. Unlike a lot of upcoming artists in the industry, the lavish lifestyle he raps about is only a portrayal of his reality.” International Special proudly announces the release of his single titled ‘Facts’. The song has over 700,00 streams online which is a very remarkable achievement for him.
“My goal is to bring back the feel-good vibe in music which other artists have left out of their music and to show the world that anyone can make it with the right experience and knowledge. All the lyrics in my rap are original and represent my lifestyle,” said International Special.

He has been in the music industry for over 15years and has built personal relationships with so many star artists. He is popularly known and addressed as “Special Spielberg” due to his exclusive lifestyle, bigger than life persona and because he loves making movies everywhere he goes. He has worked with so many artists including Busta Rymes, O.T Genasis, Dj Khaled and many more.

International Special was invited and welcomed by his good friend, Busta Rymes who officially announced him into the music scene on the set of International Special’s music video titled “Everything Foreign”. Busta Rymes showed much love for his friend as he introduced him with tremendous salute, taste, class, and excellence.

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Check out: International Special – Foreign (Official Video)

“Sorry white people!” Starring DBillz!

From the hard but beautiful inner City of Philly comes DBillz, also known as “Sonofthe215”. Born and raised in the uptown section of Philly, DBillz started his musical journey at the age of 9 performing at school talent shows and rapping with friends from his block. Son of a nurse and retired soul singer, turned carpenter, music was in his blood. Early on he was a battle rapper rising in the ranks of and creating a buzz. Known for his smooth style and witty lines and metaphors, he was also a great writer with songs about life and the 215 and things seen and done. In 2009, DBillz released a mixtape seriously called “Sonofthe215” which pumped out 5 classic parts, 4 of which received most popular mixtape in the first 48 hours on datpiff? He has worked with artists such as Spadeo to Carroll Riddick and has opened up for Eve, Freeway and also has written songs for the artists. Now with the release of his classic mixtape “While I Was Gone”, which is a walk through stages of his life while he stepped away from music to host his internet radio show, Philly Friday Nights, and spending time with his new wife and little baby girl. Even with a break he still has one of the top flows in the City. Under Suitelife Music, with his manager and brother AJ, they are creating a bigger buzz and wave that will surely land them in the right place in music very soon. Goggle Sonofthe215 or DBillz to check out his work and stay tuned for Suitelife and their upcoming ventures.

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Mr. Steal Your Girl or Man? LOL ! New York’s Lovari travels to Philly to hang out with Sir for the day!

Lovari, born and raised in New York, released his album “The Rhythm Of Life”, reaching #14 on Amazon R&B Bestseller Chart.
Highlights from the album include:

*Love –  Top 100 iTunes R&B Bestseller; featured on Hot 97 FM (NYC)
*Paparazzi –  featured on MTV ; Best Music Video nomination at Newark International Film Festival Awards ; #1 on SortHits.com
*Crush On You- featured on Ralph McDaniel’s Video Music Box; Top Ten on Spin Reports.Com
*Around You – remake of Mariah Carey song, featured on various Mariah Carey fansites
*Need  To Know – featured on Choice FM UK ; featured in the film “Dating Games”
The 2018 Grammy Awards attendee has supporting roles in the films “Matters Of The Heart”, “A Peace Of The Action”, and “Dating Games”.
Lovari currently resides in Newark NJ and cites Philadelphia as one of his favorite cities in the world.

Recording Artist, Summer Valentine, just released her latest single, UP!

Animated, enthusiastic and vibrant are a few words to describe this triple threat. Born on December 27th in Northeast Philadelphia, Summer has the gift of performance streaming through her veins.

At 6 years old, Summer auditioned for a few major film opportunities as an actor. Casting directors discovered something unique and special inside of her, and granted her various opportunities to star in films such as Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close, and more. While her parents continued to invest in her acting career, they discovered that Summer was passionate about becoming a recording artist.

Summer started to take her journey as a recording artist seriously, as she
continues to train in music and dance daily. Her talents have landed her opportunities to open for musical acts such as Justine Skye, PnB Rock, and IM5 band from Disney, just to name a few. She also
performed at some impressive venues such as The Wells Fargo Arena, TLA (Theatre of Living Arts), Gramercy Theatre, Webster Hall,
NYU via United Nations Conference, and more.

As Summer’s social media continues to amplify (+135K followers on her Instagram with a continuous spike in Spotify streams), she is definitely an emerging star that has big plans to make her mark in the music industry.

Summer Valentine’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/SummerIsSunny
Summer’s Website: www.SummerValentine.net

Nur Ali stops by to talk about his past relationships and play his new song “Broken Record”

Nur Ali is a product of West Philadelphia. His childhood was filled with the beat and rhythm of America’s original city of R&B. A hobby for music became a passion, and then a constant belief that through music he could make the world better. Nur Ali is a young talent, and continues growing as an artist. Nur Ali released his first EP titled “Her Type” in April 2018. Nur Ali Then released the song that will soon change his Career titled “Broken Record” on October 5th 2018. As an artist, he is slowly building his catalog of music to add depth & substance to his name.

Follow Nur Ali on Instagram @nuralimusic

Rocco stopped by to kick it with Sir!

Nicholas “Rocco” DeFinis is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, and activist born August 7th 1986 in Lansdale, PA to Joanne McGlinchey, and Robert J. DeFinis. He almost exclusively goes by his middle name, Rocco , as a tribute to his late grandfather “Rocky” N. DeFinis who was a major influence in his early life.

Rocco is no newbie to the stage or the spotlight. He grew up performing, from before the time he could walk. His passions grew from choreography and stepping to dancing in night clubs, incidentally drawing crowds and fans. In 2009 Rocco competed in the Mr. Gay Philadelphia competition and won the title Mr. Gay Congeniality Philadelphia. Two years later he went on to Mr. Gay Philadelphia Runner Up.

Soon after, Rocco released his very first dance single “Give’em What They Want” inspired by his time dance battling at various Night Clubs in Philly’s very own “Gayborhood”. The track had tremendous local buzz and helped inspire Rocco to spread his wings and take creative risks.

In 2014 Rocco made his Off Broadway debut as “Frankie” in My Big Gay Italian Wedding, later making an appearance in My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis Off Broadway.

Rocco is currently hard at work writing and recording his Freshman Album “Victory of the People”, with Grammy Award Winning producer James Cravero of East Coast Recording. In spring 2018 Rocco released his first single off the album titled “READ”.

Press Play To Check Out “READ”

Sir picks up Solo Frankie B for the evening

Solo Frankie B hops in the On Air With Sir Charger to talk about everything he does. Which is a lot. Solo Frankie B is an artist, author, and educator. He lets us know more about his music. A hip-hop single. Which is followed by a 5 song EP. He has so much going on Sir had to take a ride with him. Follow Solo Frankie B on Instagram @solofrankieb.


Future pop star singer Jenni W. sits down with Sir

Future pop star singer Jenni W. sits down with Sir to tell him all the tea. She talks about her new song and video, “Weakness.” Does she have a weakness? How does she overcome them? Well, listen in. The convo got juicy. 

 Follow Jenni W on Instagram @JenniWMusic