These artists will be performing: Rodney the Soul Singer, Sparky
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Rodney The Soul Singer - Rodney's vocals delivery comes across with a smooth edge, mellow on the mind, yet powers enough to stir new emotions with each note. The Soul Singer is one-third member of the hip hop soul music group called '' Soul Logistics Radio '' along with Doug Evans & J.D Haze they represent a do-it-yourself attitude that can bring people together thru music. They also have an independent radio show on the 91.3 WVST FM called '' The Soul Logistics Radio Show '' which gives '' Inspiration plus Information '' it's conscious hip hop & soul music with a sense of humor. With 3 albums already under their belts, Rodney is now planning for a new millennium, that includes the release of his solo project '' The Soul Survivor '' to drop early fall 2014. His versatility allows him freedom to perform in various styles that extend to a more diverse group and audiences of all spectators that love this thing we call music.
Sparky Quano – One Man Orchestra from Tokyo. A combination of rock, metal, acoustic, hardcore, experimental, ambient, progressive, new age, and trance, according to Sparky, who says “There is a big difference between hearing about it and actually seeing it.”
Just B. Polo – This hip-hop artist from New York combines sticky hooks with a dynamic rap structure. Writing, producing, and engineering his own music and lyrics, this versatile performer is both creator and artist. In addition to self-producing his solo recordings, he also produces and provides beats, lyrics and original music to other developing artists. In the past years, he has been performing live around the US, creating a buzz among fans and music industry alike, with performances on the Beatport Stage at Warped Tour on Long Island and opening for Chris Webby twice since 2015. Just B. Polo won best new artist in the 2014 International Music Conference and his song “Lower Down the Music” was a semi-finalist in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition. He also won the emerging artist series at SummerFest 2016.
Naomi Achu - (AKA Queen Of BAMENDA) is an award winning Singer, Rapper and Songwriter. Her music is a clever blend of African drums,
Noah Oddo, aka Noah-O, went national a few years ago when the video for his song “I Got It” won airplay on MTV. Since then, the Henrico-based hip-hop artist and producer has been fostering area talent through his Charged Up Entertainment company, while working on his latest disc, Monument Avenue. Peppered with appearances from fellow River City hip-hoppers, Oddo’s 14-song collaboration with producer Taylor Whitelow is an ambitious sonic travelogue through life in the Richmond he knows, with live instrumentation, creative arrangements and unflinching wordplay about single mothers, subtle racism and the power of music.
Radio B - Born in The Bronx, New York…Raised and bred in Richmond, Virginia…Pure Rap…“Life gives you every bit of paint you need, and art is a reaction to life”
Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler, who popped on the scene in the early 90s, performing with Notorious B.I.G. on his 1994 Ready To Die Tour. Their debut single “Broken Language,” changed the precedent of song structure in rap music as the first-ever Hip Hop track completely devoid of a hook or bridge to chart on the Billboard 100. As songwriters, their magic touch has yielded nominations by the American Music Awards and gold certifications from the Recording Institute Association of America, writing for, and recording with, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Ice T, Public Enemy, and Busta Rhymes, to name a few. Soundtrack credits include The Nutty Professor, He Got Game, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, as well as Dem Brooklyn Boys, currently in the works, which Smoothe Da Hustler starred in and produced.
Trigger Tha Gambler was signed to No Doubt/Def Jam following the release of “Broken Language,” but he opted out of the contract in his decision to continue fully as an independent artist, touring with Method Man, Redman, Onyx, Foxy Brown, and the like, while recording music under their label SMG Records with his brother Smoothe.
Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler are currently working on their Smith Brothers LP.