This Blacktopia #WCW Wed. CLASSY Woman Award goes to Markisha "Why Yet" Bunn the host of the popular blogtalk radio talk show ON WHY YET'S WATCH that airs on the prestigious BRPP Network every Thursday Night at 9:00 PM EST. This Thursday (June 29th) Some Guy Named Jay will be a guest On Why Yet's Watch to talk about the entire Blacktopia Movement, the Blacktopia Website, Blacktopia Round Table Talk Radio and more! You can call 773 897 6297 to stream the show from our phone.
Thank you "Why Yet" for being apart of the future of Black Society, Blacktopia. Yes Yes!
Check out the single and the official video from Blakk North titled "Freedom". Listen to the deep messages in this song and feel free to post your thoughts on the subject below. Get more updates on Blakk North and his music by visiting his official website http://www.blakknorth.us and his official promo blog at http://www.blakknorth.blogspot.com
Blacktopian Jacari Caprice, the DJ and host of the hit Spreaker Radio Show DOPE GIRL JUICE RADIO has Ms. Ke's singles "Broken Hearted" AND "Party Time" both in heavy rotation! Check out Dope Girl Juice Radio by searching for it on http://www.spreaker.com
Check out the video "Broken Hearted" by Ms. Ke below.
Blacktopia sits down with rising Missouri based recording artist Ms. Ke! Ms. Ke is known as a triple threat in the game... she is a very talented rapper, singer as well as a skilled songwriter! Ms. Ke is about to release her album Hate Me or Love Me very soon and Blacktopia speaks with the bright young talented rapping and singing sensation about her project, her current single "Broken Hearted", relationships, her music and more!
Blacktopia:How are you doing Ms. Ke? What's up?
Ms. Ke: Hello I'm doing well I can't complain and not much just trying to push my music and finish up my album!
Blacktopia: You made a huge impact on the hip hop scene with your debut music video and single "Party Time", now you're releasing the follow up single "Broken Hearted" which is a great single, but it's totally different from "Party Time". In "Party Time" you were rapping, but this single is straight up R&B... what inspired you to release this as a single right after "Party Time"? It goes in a totally different direction than what fans may have expected?
Ms. Ke: I released "Broken Hearted" after "Party Time" because I wanted to show how versatile I am and I wanted to show the world that I can not only rap but I can also sing and see what my album going to be all about!
Blacktopia:For those that haven't heard "Broken Hearted" could you break down the premise of the song?
Ms. Ke: "Broken Hearted" gives you this old 90s R&B vibe when you listen to it!
Blacktopia: Is this song about a particular, specific situation in your life or is it just based on general experiences that people can relate to?
Ms. Ke: "Broken Hearted" is about two specific individuals that I love and I just combined the feelings that feel towards both of them together.
Blacktopia: Now it's time to get a little nosy, is there a special man in your life right now?
Ms. Ke: No there is no special man in my life I have been single for over 2 years now.
Blacktopia: How would you describe a good relationship?
Ms. Ke: A man and woman that can communicate, trust, build each other up, equally yoked, respect each other, I like the old fashion men that open car doors and regular doors and etc and both have a relationship with God is the sum up what I feel a good relationship is ......simply I'm a Queen and my King will find me one day!
Blacktopia: What was one of your worst relationship experiences and what did you learn or how did you bounce back from it?
Ms. Ke: My worst relationship experience was falling in love with the wrong man. I learned that the longer you stay the harder it is to get out. I learned my worth, I learned that a relationship is a lot of work, I learned that a person will only treat you the way you allow them, I learned that God has more out there for me. I learned that just because you love someone doesn't mean that ya'll are meant to be together. I learned that no one is perfect! I learned that you "really" need to get to get to know the person you want or think you want to be in a relationship before you try to be pursue a relationship with them don't rush any thing and just really make sure this person is for you. That's all I'm gone say not trying to bore you (laughs). I'll go all day about relationships. It was nobody but God that helped me bounce back. I had a few friends that was there but not at times I really needed them. I did it all on my own by the grace of God.
Blacktopia: Getting back to the music, you have an album called Love Me, or Hate Me that's about to drop very soon, could you tell the readers about this project and what can the listeners expect to hear on this album?
Ms. Ke: Yes my album will be dropping soon! Excited! In this album again you will just experienced the versatility of Ms.Ke. I will hit you will all different concepts love, hate, party, pain, and motivation and you can love it or hate it.
Blacktopia:Who did you work with on this album?
Ms. Ke: My features on my album are FrosTT, K.Bizzle, Keygotti, Lyinheart, and Ava Mercedes. Producers of my instrumentals are Keygotti, KDS of midrange, Mizznekol of the Grind is real, The influence, and DJ DUB.
Blacktopia: Now you are a rapper, and singer among many things, and with these two singles you've shown the world that you can do both of them equally well... now with that being said, is this album more of a Rap album, R&B album or is it equally balanced on both genres?
Ms. Ke: This album is more rap but I definitely divided up in a way you can hear my R&B side as well.
Blacktopia: What would you say is your favorite song on the album right now?
Ms. Ke: My favorite song on my album is "Broken Hearted" and "Everybody Knows" ft Lyinheart which was the song I was going to drop instead of "Broken Hearted" but plans had to be changed but its definitely between those two!
Blacktopia: What are some of the other topics and subjects that you address with this upcoming album?
Ms. Ke: Like I said before, I will be hitting all topics, from love, from hate, motivation, and etc.
Blacktopia: What plans do you have for the rest of 2016?
Ms. Ke: I'm planning on dropping my album, touring out of state, starting a new project, throwing a show in July 9 Ms Ke Rip the Mic/Album Release. Just drop another video a motivational video called "Motivation Hiphop" featuring FrosTT. So I'm just working on getting myself known and exposed.
Blacktopia:Is there anything else you would like to mention that we haven't talked about already?
Ms. Ke: I just want to Thank you for rocking with me Blacktopia and Some Guy Named Jay and I appreciate your time and shouting me out when ever you get that opportunity you are really a solid guy and I appreciate very much!
Check out Ms. Ke's current video and single "Broken Hearted"
The Program Director, Dee Jordan of WFLA In Yo Ear Radio (and Proud Blacktopian) is really enjoying Syn'Zere's new single "FDYK" so much that she has even decided to put the single in rotation! This is what she had to say about the song after receiving it from "Some Guy Named Jay".
That song is FYE unlike a lot of mainstream
rap music today this song tells a story most urban Americans
DJ Trey Billin' (Blacktopia FB group newbie and prominent DJ) is loving the new single "FDYK" by Blacktopia Featured Artist Syn'Zere. This is what he had to say after getting his hands on the new single....
"I really like his message and it need to
played by as many radio stations as
he can get to play it...I like it!!!"
- DJ Trey Billin'
Indeed Indeed! Get familiar with DJ Trey Billin' here at these links
Blacktopia sits down for a one on one interview with the creator of ASK MARY JANE, a new blog and advice column where the viewers questions and concerns are answered in the form of a poem or rhyme. Check out this quick but in depth interview with the mastermind behind this concept Mary Jane as we explore the purpose behind the blog and the "reason" behind the "rhyme".
Blacktopia:What's up Mary Jane how are you doing? Ask Mary Jane: " I am truly blessed and highly favored ". Blacktopia: Could you tell the readers a little bit about your blog "Ask Mary Jane"?
Ask Mary Jane: "People ask me questions dealing with everyday issues. So instead of me just giving them an answer off the top of my head I give it thought and I give a poetic response in rhyme." Blacktopia: What inspired you to come up with this concept, for a rhyming advice column?
Ask Mary Jane: I actually came up with this idea when I was 14. I use to read the Dear Abbey column and turn her answers into rhyme. I also to read Word Up Magazine and I just combined the two. Blacktopia: Are you great at giving sound advice? Ask Mary Jane: Absolutely I'm always giving advice especially on my friends. It makes me feel good to help people. I analyze [things] from all different angles without passing judgment. Blacktopia:Are you better at rhyming or giving advice? What is your strength? Ask Mary Jane: I think I'm equally awesome at both (laughs), but I would have to say rhyming since I was doing that before giving advice. Blacktopia:What other features does your blog include?
Ask Mary Jane: I have a variety of different blogs entries and music from independent artists that I also want people to check out. Blacktopia:How long have you been writing rhymes? Ask Mary Jane: I've always been able to. I have always been able turn songs from the radio into my own but mostly as jokes Blacktopia: Have you ever considered songwriting, or rapping seeing that you are gifted when it comes to rhymes?
Ask Mary Jane: No I haven't but I'm not opposed to it. Blacktopia: What are the topics mostly found or asked on your blog? Ask Mary Jane: Mostly sex/relationship topics but I've answered many different questions such as weight, religion, abuse. I pretty much touch basis on all issues. Blacktopia:What subjects do you enjoy touching on the most? Ask Mary Jane: When I can empower someone and uplift them with encouragement so they can embrace what they already have. Blacktopia:What is the most strangest or unique question you've been asked so far?
Ask Mary Jane: A lady asked me "Why?". So I explained to her that I answer questions and give advice, and she says "I know that's my question, I want to see how good you are"...So I answered then she asked a real question "why do we all suffer?". Blacktopia:What was your hardest question to rhyme to? Ask Mary Jane: It's not hard it's just putting it together so it makes sense to the reader. Blacktopia:What future plans do you have for this blog? Ask Mary Jane: Well right now my plans are to help as many people as I can, but I can only make a suggestion its up to you to actually use it whether it's through magazine or radio I just want people anticipate what I'm going to say next.
Ms. Ke's music video "Broken Hearted" is being featured all over the web, such as on two high trafficking word press blogs such as The New Hollywood Online and The Next Time You're High as well as new media based website The Media Blast! Check it out here at these direct links.
Blacktopia featured hip hop recording artist Syn'Zere is currently working hard on his upcoming project and follow up to the mixtape released earlier this year Reflections, titled MORE THAN MUSIC! Keep checking back for more updates.
Blacktopia featured recording artist Syn'Zere is getting a lot of positive press and publicity for his current new single "FDYK"! Take a look at the latest blogs to feature his single, two high trafficking word press blogs The NEW Mixtape Kingdom and The Next Time You're High. Check it out at the direct links below.
Walter Perry Lee of Walter Land Productions is holding open auditions for various parts for the upcoming "Luther & Eboni" pilot scheduled for shooting by the late Summer / early Fall of 2016. You may contact Walter directly at 586 464 7894 for more details and information. Check out some of these actors and actresses reading for some of the parts in the upcoming series.
This Week's #WCW (Wed. CLASSY Woman) Award goes to Tracy June. On Tuesday June 21st at 9:00 PM EST Tracy June will join us for our 2nd annual The REAL Orange is The New Black Special on Blacktopia Presents Round Table TalkRadio with hosts Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady, Some Guy Named Jay and Ms. Marie Jones.
Tracy June spent years in federal prison and she will join us to talk about her experience and how she bounced back from the situation and got her life back on track!
On the night of the broadcast you can click the link to listen OR call
(516) 387-1219 to stream from your phone.
Press 1 to get into the queue to join the discussion when we start to take calls.
Blacktopian Tenai Staley of Ill Famed Magazine attended the 2016 AAMBC Literary Awards to cover the event. Get the full Tenai AAMBC Literary Awards experience by visiting Ill Famed Magazine at http://www.illfamedmag.com In the photo, Tenai (left) is being photographed with the founder and creator of the AAMBC Literary Awards, author and "New Blacktopian Member" Tamika Newhouse! Check out more footage and photos of the prestigious event here http://www.pictaram.com/tag/AAMBC
The event was hosted by Cynthia Bailey. ______________________________________
Actor / Director Kent Faulcon (currently known for his role as Richard Ellington on the Television Series "For Better or Worse" produced by Tyler Perry), recently endorsed Blacktopia in this audio drop. Listen to it for yourself on the embedded video link below.
Listen to the new single "FDYK" by Syn'Zere here at this direct link below
Blacktopia is proud to present an upcoming hip hop recording artist with a great message for the people in each of his songs, and that artist goes by the name of Blakk North. Blackk North is an Ohio state based self proclaimed "Lyrical Truthologist" and he's always coming with some hard hitting TRUTHS in his music with his lyrics. Blakk North recently dropped a single and video titled "Freedom" as well as a full length 12 track LP named Creation! For more updates and information on Blakk North check out his official website at http://www.blakknorth.us and his official promo blog at http://www.blakknorth.blogspot.com
Blacktopian triple threat (singer, songwriter and rapper) Ms. Ke is BACK with a brand new single and video titled "Broken Hearted" the follow up to her previous lead single "Party Time". This single is much different from her debut "Party Time" which showcased the artists rapping ability, however on this song "Broken Hearted" Ms. Ke flips it and lets you all hear the R&B side of her as she sings powerful high notes about getting her heart broken after discovering her man cheated on her. This song is for anyone that has gone through a rough break up after finding out that their partner wasn't being faithful, man or woman. Check out the full length music video directed by Ju Rou above and post your feedback below. Get more updates on Ms. Ke all this month on the Blacktopia Mobile App. as well!
Blacktopia sits down to have a one on one in depth interview with rising southern hip hop recording artist Syn'Zere. Syn'Zere is a very insightful, deep artist with a lot on his mind and a lot of interesting things to say. In this interview he gives his opinion about the current state of hip hop, who he feels is one of the wackest rappers today, the meaning behind the messages in his songs, and more! Read all about what this intelligent rising lyricist has to say in this interview. Blacktopia: How are you doing Syn'Zere?
Syn'Zere: Better than I ever have! I’m on the rise to being one of the greatest. There is no better feeling than that.
Blacktopia: For those that may not be familiar with your music yet, how would you describe yourself as an artist?
Syn'Zere: I’m one of the greatest artists you will ever listen to. I give my all in my music. I don’t just make trap music and talk about money and bitches all of the time. That’s what rappers talk about when they don’t have anything to turn to. Nobody has a story to tell anymore. Hip hop and rap is the most well-known way of a black voice to be heard. I give the soul back to music that Nas, Jay Z, Biggie, Lauryn Hill, & The Fugees brought to it. To me I am the clarity being brought back to music. There is no other up and coming artist coming close to bringing what I am bringing to the table.
Blacktopia:You've accomplished a lot in the past few years with your music, you recently linked up with the DJ that help put Kevin Gates on the map, DJ YaBoyEarl, could you tell the listeners how you got linked up with the popular DJ?
Syn'Zere: I met Dj YaBoyEarl through Instagram actually. I saw a post that said he started back hosting mixtapes and I saw that as a perfect opportunity. This man was known for breaking artists into the rap game and giving them a name for themselves. He was well respected and no doubt one of the greatest promoters/influential person I have ever met in my life. He gave me a step by step manual on how to make my mixtape a success and it damn sure worked.
Blacktopia: Right now you have a single called "FDYK", could you tell the listeners about that single?
Syn'Zere: This song had so much pain in it that it was unbelievable. I went to jail for gun charges and I didn’t know what to do. I was sitting in jail with suicidal thoughts, staring at 4 walls with bible scriptures written on them. I honestly had lost all hope in everything. For the first time in my life I actually felt alone, like I literally had no one and it was one of the worst things I have ever felt in my life. I had never been in jail before and it was a place I never thought I would have ended up in. In that song I released every feeling, every thought, and all of the pain I dealt with. I kept hearing people say “ It’s going to be okay” and in my head I kept saying you aren’t in this hell with me, I’m alone so what the fuck do you know about my pain. I released the song for people to get the feeling of what it was like for me in there. Aside from the way I was feeling, other individuals had the same exactly feeling that I had and they dealt with that same pain that I did. It was a song you could actually close your eyes and see the dirty ass walls, and the chains around you. You can feel the hope being lost and the feeling of being alone. Without a doubt that will always be one of my best songs.
Blacktopia: Who did you work with for the single? Syn'Zere: When I first developed the song actually I said the word “nigga” at least 27 times when I counted. My manager Darrold Johnson advised me to redo the song so I did and it came out way better than expected. So all praise goes to him on that one no doubt. Blacktopia: What types of subjects and topics do you talk about in your music?
Syn'Zere: I talk about actually life experiences that I went through. It’s funny how the same experience I went through, someone else went through the exact same thing. The stories I tell are relatable and that is what makes for a great song. That is what people buy into. Thing like being an unfaithful man and telling the ways men manipulate women to get things from them, how the world looks at us as less so we have to hustle way harder to even get noticed by anyone. My subject matter is based on life situations, not just about how much weed I smoke, how I’m jacking people or killing them. Why promote things like that when I have the ability to stop it? Every black dude always wants to talk about how black lives matter and saying “we tired of seeing our brother get killed”, when they out here killing they own brothers. I give you real life situations that makes you think about what goes on in the world, I don’t encourage gang relations or anything street affiliated. Life is about more than that.
Blacktopia: What makes a great artist great in your opinion?Syn'Zere: Being yourself. Use your own life experiences to help someone else. As an artist be unique. Whether its pain, happiness, etc. just paint a picture for the world to see. You never know whose life you can touch through your music.
Blacktopia: Who are the top 5 worst rappers / emcees according to you and why?
Syn'Zere: I don’t have a top 5, list I have 1 so called artist I don’t agree with and that’s Young Thug. I’ll never forget the first time I heard the song “Lifestyle”. I literally was in my car like what the hell is this? I honestly thought my radio was losing a signal because I couldn’t understand anything he was saying. The sad part was, people actually bought into this guy. It’s like nobody knows what good music is anymore, the only thing they care about is a hyped up beat with a bunch of dumb lyrics over it that make so type of sense what’s so ever. That’s what you call hip hop? You have the nerve to call yourself an emcee? A label actually signed your garbage ass? He’s a joke.
Blacktopia: If you could change 3 things in America, what would you change if you had the power to fix or change it?
Syn'Zere: This question reminds me of Nas' song “If I ruled the world”. First thing’s first I would end the lottery. You’re offering millions of dollars to anyone who can win but yet we have families starving, people robbing to get food, families sleeping on the streets, the list goes on. If you take away the lottery you divide the money up and put into building up broken neighborhoods, and placing food on the tables of families less fortunate we can put an end to poverty. Crimes would lessen, murders wouldn’t happen as often because no one is struggling. The system is broken because the government doesn’t want to fix it. For example, how do you think drugs are constantly getting back on the streets? Not into the suburban neighborhoods, but the torn down projects. Innocent people die from this stuff and the government has the power to stop it but it is a way for them to continue to oppress people and keep hitting them so they never make it out. People in those environments are lab rats. It’s the typical stereo type of a so called “nigga”. Out on the corner, gun on them, pants sagging, thinking it’s cool to murder somebody, and that’s exactly how most brothers never achieve anything higher than a GED because most of them are fortunate enough to stay in high school. Not because they don’t want to, it’s because they don’t have options. They’re forced to choose between keeping food on the table for their little brothers or sisters because their mom is on crack and pops left or going to school and learning. The system is designed for us to fail until someone has the courage to change it. Blacktopia: What are some things you love about being black?Syn'Zere: I love the skin I am in no doubt, but it’s not about just being black. I can be white, Mexican, or whatever and love who I am. Yes I am black but that doesn’t define who I am. My character and the way I treat people defines who I am as a person. I never look at myself as just black. I don’t see color when I look in the mirror. It’s just like someone saying to a black guy because he’s acting “white” and dressing with class instead of wearing baggy jeans a white t shirt and some Jordan’s on. There is no such thing as acting another color. He’s just acting educated and not acting like the person that the world is portraying him to be. There is no way to answer that question without putting down another race and that’s not me. Blacktopia: Where do you see hip hop music going in the next 5 years? Syn'Zere: Honestly I don’t even know if there is any hope left for hip hop. As far as I see the only ones that can really save hip hop is Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, The Game, Hopsin, Ace Hood and Lupe Fiasco. These are damn near the only people really telling a story and I mean a legit story. No bs and you can understand a message from each one of them. To me these are the individuals still holding hip hop together in my opinion. Aside from that hip hop is about to die. Blacktopia: What's one thing you are bringing to hip hop that no-one else is bringing? Syn'Zere: Every artist has a different flow and a different feel to them. I’ll never be like the next guy and he’ll never be like me. So in all honestly it’s hard to give a honest answer to that question because no matter how amazing I may think I am there is someone out there better than me and he’s speaking about the same thing I am. My mind set and the things I went through is the only thing I am trying to bring to hip hop. I love this shit, it’s a way for me to be myself, a way for me to say what I want, and how I want to say it. The energy and the pain that I bring I feel right now no other upcoming artist is touching me or even coming close to being as good as me. Not being cocky but I’m confident in it. Blacktopia: Is there anything you would like to tell the readers that they may not already know about you?
Syn'Zere: Only thing I have to say is that if you thought “Reflections” was good, you haven’t seen anything yet. The next project I am coming out with will amaze you even more than that did. It only gets better from here on out. My grind and my hustle will never stop. I promised I was going to make it in this business and I’m damn sure not about to stop now and you can believe that.
Get more information on Syn'Zere at these direct links.