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      The era of teen geniuses and teentrepreneurs is here. Following their electrifying performance at the Signature Series Funhouse concert curated by Battlebear, the Dowe Twins are on the road to superstardom. While most 15-year-olds are focused on school and have little understanding of the world, these exceptional…

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DJ Many (@DJMany) Makes Virgin Islands Music History With RIAA Gold Certification

 

DJ Many, the trailblazing artist and founder of the self-named independent label DJ Many, has made Virgin Islands history by becoming the first independent label from the region to achieve RIAA Gold Certification. This groundbreaking recognition comes in honor of DJ Many’s collaboration with the immensely popular YouTuber Tobuscus and the dynamic musical duo TeraBrite on their Minecraft-inspired anthem “I Can Swing My Sword!” a creative masterpiece that has resonated globally. Check out the RIAA-certification here.

The Recording Industry Association of America’s Gold Certification marks a historic moment not just for DJ Many but for the entire music scene in the Virgin Islands. This accomplishment underscores the potential of independent labels to not only compete but excel on the international stage, establishing a new standard for success in the ever-evolving music industry.

DJ Many’s Minecraft song “I Can Swing My Sword!”, in collaboration with Tobuscus, has become a cultural phenomenon, transcending the boundaries of gaming and music with over 100 million streams/plays. The RIAA Gold Certification reflects the song’s widespread popularity, with its innovative blend of alternative rock and gaming-inspired lyrics captivating audiences far beyond the Virgin Islands.

Expressing his excitement, DJ Many stated, “This achievement is not just about my music; it’s a testament to the strength and creativity of my Virgin Islands upbringing from humble days on the air at Isle 95 WJKC And WSTX-FM. We are breaking barriers, and this milestone is for every artist, label and creative working tirelessly to make their mark.”

Tobuscus, who collaborated with DJ Many on the historic Minecraft anthem, expressed his admiration for the accomplishment, stating, “Working with DJ Many and witnessing the success of our collaboration has been incredible. This achievement is a testament to the power of creativity, and I’m thrilled to be a part of Virgin Islands history.”

DJ Many, the self named independent label founded by DJ Many, has played a pivotal role in nurturing local talent and promoting a diverse range of musical styles. The RIAA Gold Certification not only positions DJ Many as a force to be reckoned with but also opens doors for other independent labels to pursue ambitious projects with the potential for global recognition.

Hailing from the island of St. Croix, DJ Many is known for his trademarked Tiger Hat look, but he is a man of many hats. He is a YouTube Award Winning recording artist, producer, dj and songwriter. DJ Many has collaborated with pop heavy weights such as Donny Osmond and Sleepy Brown of Outkast. As well as being the former DJ for Grammy Nominated internet sensation Soulja Boy.

As the first independent label in the Virgin Islands to achieve RIAA Gold Certification, DJ Many sets a new standard for excellence, proving that talent knows no bounds and can flourish regardless of industry affiliations. The accomplishment serves as an inspiration for independent artists and labels worldwide, emphasising the importance of artistic freedom, entrepreneurial spirit, and global collaboration.

 

 

The 66th Grammy Award 2024 Nomination Best Song For Social Change/Best Spoken Word Poetry Album “the truth. the way. the life.” by kweisi & spike rebel

Unfortunately, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The CDC recently reported that nearly 50,0000 Americans took their lives via suicide in 2022. The second leading cause of death for young adult Black males and older Black men is suicide. As human beings, we need to be more compassionate and concerned about our loved ones, friends, colleagues and neighbors. kweisi (pronounced kway-c), a critically acclaimed poet from the famous south-side of Chicago, a graduate of the class of 1992 from the HBCU, Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, a member of the illustrious fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Zeta chapter, and he studied in a Literary Master’s Program in Oxford, England. Kweisi’s younger brother, James Lemar Ford aka Lemont was horrendously murdered on Saturday, January 11, 1992. In dealing with this tumultuous pain Kweisi turned to drugs, alcohol, and physical relationships with women in seeking to escape the pain and hurt. When these external pleasures did not numb his pain, kweisi thought of taking his life several times via suicide. Writing poetry saved kweisi’s life. Writing the poem, one shot away, saved kweisi’s life, as it allowed him to take his life via the art of writing that he did not manifest the thoughts of suicide in reality. one shot away is up for consideration for Best Song For Social Change for the 66TH GRAMMY AWARDS. Poetry empowered Kweisi to write, meet and forgive Lemont’s killers. the truth. the way. the life. produced by Spike Rebel world release, 12A Friday, September 29th. If you or anyone you know is dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, feeling alone and/or having thoughts of suicide, please reach out to SAVE (SuicideAwareness Voices of Education): https://save.org/ and the # is:
800-273.8255. You are not alone, you are worthy to be loved.

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Author Jason Gathing releases new book “The Launch Code Unleashed: Embracing Habit Change For A Better You”

Jason Gathing is a luminary in personal transformation and empowerment. He is not just an author of the groundbreaking book “The Launch Code Unleashed” but also a mentor and speaker with deep expertise in behavioral health. With a master’s degree in education, post-graduate education, and specialized training in behavior analysis,…

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Producer Kasey Phillips collaborates with Ciara on New EP “Ci Ci” Signaling the Next Wave of Precision Productions | @PrecisionProd

Kasey Phillips is the entrepreneurial and creative force behind Precision Productions, the number one production company in Trinidad. He’s the son of esteemed producer Kenny Phillips and got his start producing music when he was only ten years old. Phillips has used these decades of experience to transform the Caribbean and…

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FLO’s Journey as a Versatile Artist in the Music Industry

At times, people tend to let their problems weigh them down to the extent that their dreams seem unreachable. But, the desire, dedication, and resilience to make it in life against all odds will undoubtedly help you achieve your dreams. FLO, a Chicago native, is an ordinary person who wasn’t fortunate enough to come from a well-off family. However, his small beginnings didn’t deter him from working hard to see his dreams come true. A fast-rising songwriter, FLO inspires people through his music, letting them know that they don’t have to come from money to succeed in life. You only need to be yourself and be consistent with your efforts, and you will thrive.

A multi-talented artist, FLO stands out because of his ability to create inspirational and energetic sounds. With a profound passion for the industry, FLO has jumped headfirst into the game and pushed himself to new limits. He has produced hit after hit and recently released an album called Versatile, which showcases his versatility as an artist. FLO is an all-around musician who creates tracks that incorporate various genres of music, from rap, country, blues, hip-hop, and even some pop-style vibes.

Being an expert in this industry has seen him rub shoulders with some great artists. His major highlight was working with Twista, his idol while growing up. Also, FLO has worked with and collaborated on songs with Crucial Conflict, Lil Flip, Lil Wyte, Do or Die, Kobe Honeycutt, and many more.

Your circumstances and the people around you can sometimes be obstacles in your path to success. Having a supportive family and friends goes a long way to helping you achieve your dreams, but in some instances, when you are supposed to offer them support, you can often lose track of your life. This was the case for FLO, who had to battle with several family members’ and friends’ addiction challenges. It was hard for FLO to stay focused and work on himself when he had a lot of distractions weighing on him.

Additionally, his journey in the music industry was initially bumpy as he wanted to make a name for himself so badly. In the quest to achieve his dreams, he tried to give it his all to the extent of becoming burnt out. FLO had to overcome this challenge because he became too hard on himself, and his life and music were suffering. He, however, managed to overcome it, and over the years, FLO has been having fun and enjoying the process of making music.

FLO aspires to become a renowned artist who makes a difference in people’s lives. His vision is to be an artist who can attack any beat or track uniquely. He is working on compiling complex rhymes with simple hook concepts yet having the ability to rap fast. Furthermore, FLO wants to inspire others who think they are having a hard time and wants them to know that they are not alone in this world. Through his music, he cherishes every moment of life so that people can find a reason to hold on when they go through the same. “Hopefully, it will inspire them to keep fighting for something bigger or to just be able to let loose and have fun,” says FLO.