Ballistic appears on The Heat Magazine’s Artist 101 page

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Versatile, talented and just all around dope is a good, short description of entertainment powerhouse Ballistic.

Born and raised near Austin, Texas, Ballistic has been through every kind of rough patch you can imagine, yet he not only survived, but he won at the game of life. He’s now an international act who travels the world performing his “parable music”. His Death By Design imprint is taking the world by storm.

We have a much more in-depth interview with Ballistic coming soon, but for now, enjoy his Artist 101 interview:

STAGE NAME: Ballistic

HAILING FROM: Tampa, Florida

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2pac, Z-Ro, James Brown, Barry White, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Marvin Gaye, Dean Martin, Wisin y Yandel, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Von Won, and Andre 3000

FAVORITE FOOD: Vietnamese (Pho Tai Nam), Lebanese

FAVORITE SHOES: Vlado, Adidas, G Nikes, and Custom

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Forbes and Wall Street because of the influence and affluence it would garner to challenge the norm of culture.

FAVORITE SONG: “So Many Tears” and “Lost Souls” by 2Pac

FAVORITE ARTIST: 2Pac

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Perry G, Kat Trakz, Von Won, Andre 3000, 2Pac, Hector Delgado, Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, Rebirth Garcia, and Regason

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? I would be full-time in audio engineering. I love to produce other artists from a songwriting perspective as well. Catering a sound for marketability and seeing its full expression brings excitement.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? I would invest into the community I am a part of and organizations actually reaching the you and me. The change of culture happens from within.

SOCIAL MEDIA: @dbdballistic on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat

Source: The Heat Magazine

HKMG artist Yung Wood Winnin releases visuals to “Necklace”

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Energetic, lively and talented are just a few words that can be used to describe Houston artist Yung Wood Winnin.

This young artist is signed to HKMG, an imprint that is certainly no stranger to blessed lyricists. Yung Wood Winnin is working hard in the booth to make a name for himself. And he is fortunate enough to have guidance from one of the dopest cats in the business, Breadman, CEO of HKMG.

Check out his new video “Necklace” and Watch/Comment/Share!

Hollygrove Keem drops “Who Run It” Freestyle video

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New Orleans standout Hollygrove Keem is back with new visuals to his “Who Run It” Freestyle, available on You Tube.

Keem is well-known in entertainment circles and has long been a standout among his musical peers. Hailing from the infamous Hollygrove neighborhood, Hollygrove Keem has built his brand from the ground up over the past couple of years, having toured the nation with 0017th and worked with the likes of Fetty Wop, the late great BTY YoungN, Jay Jones, Reem, Punn Da Pusha, and more. He has endured more than his share of pain over the past couple of years, but that only served to push him harder. Ask around – Hollygrove Keem is back, better than ever and ready to take his place among the stars of his generation.

For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper (@hurricanearlene) of MIKODreamz PR via email at MIKODreamzPR@gmail.com.

Follow Hollygrove Keem on social media:

Twitter @keem0017th

Instagram @hollygrovekeem0017th

J Lyric releases controversial new video coming out against Kanye West’s politics

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MIKODreamz PR client and New Orleans artist/activist J Lyric is no stranger to controversy when it comes to marring politics with his music. He’s well-known for his political stance, as can be seen from his Twitter and Instagram posts. His most recent offering is a single entitled “Dear Mr. West”, when he calls out Kanye West on his recent seemingly change of position on politics, particularly his siding with President Donald Trump – something that most who wish to see social change would never do.

The visuals for “Dear Mr. West” clearly demonstrate what was on J Lyric’s heart when he penned the lyrics to the song. It is a most important video in this political climate, amid racial turmoil across the U.S. The single is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms.

Follow J Lyric on social media:

Twitter @JASONLYRIC

Instagram @jlyric504_

For interviews and media inquiries, please contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR via email at MIKODreamzPR@gmail.com.

(NEW VIDEO) RETRO – “Money Code Talk”

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Retro has been touted as an artist who is Next Up. Given his work ethic and strong musical background, he is guaranteed a spot among the stars. His newest offering, “Money Code Talk”, is a super dope visual that is certainly worth checking out!

Twitter:
@Retrostarkey
@schweinbeck

Contact:
Schweinbeck@gmail.com

Damar Jackson releases “Everything” video to wide acclaim

Rising star Damar Jackson just released the visuals to “Everything”, a single off his new “Unfaithful Deluxe” album featuring heavy hitters Gucci Mane, NBA Youngboy, Moneybagg Yo, Kash Doll, and Yo Gotti. He’s currently touring across the nation with YFN Lucci.

Damar Jackson is quickly becoming R&B’s new vocal star, exploring themes of love and relationship drama in the “Everything” video. According to Damar, ‘Everything’ is a song about a certain person that was rocking wit’ me while I was going through a real toxic relationship. Everything I couldn’t talk to my girl about, I could talk to this other girl about. We ended up being close but my loyalty was still to my girl. So I never told anybody about this one special girl that was there for me,” Damar explains. “The passion in this song shows how much you can connect with somebody but still love someone else.” The video begins with a scene that many people of color can say they have dealt with, blatant racism in an establishment that goes unchecked in full. “This video takes you through real life situations in Louisiana. How racism is still alive and how we deal with violence within our own communities,” says Damar Jackson. Having the two dueling themes of love and race issues visually clash makes for a mix of emotions when you watch “Everything.” The director, Cinemadona, works the angles just right to get the story across on screen. Yet, that love triangle still tugs at your core when you hear the pain in Damar’s main girl’s voice. “We don’t have many resources, so we love real hard and take loyalty very serious. You will see how I spend a lot of time with the person that I can’t be with. We share moments that allow us to grow but loyalty keeps me with the one I started with,” Damar maintains.

Follow Damar Jackson on Twitter and Instagram: @damarjackson