Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Bio: Lyricist, writer (for myself and others), CEO of First Generation Rich, Inc. (#FGR). Better than 90% of your iPod, neck and neck with the other 10. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @Skyzoo/ Instagram: @SkyzooTheWriter. The new album "Music For My Friends" in stores and online June 23rd via FGR/Empire. More info: SkyzooTheWriter.com
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Genre: Hip Hop / Rap
Bio: Founded in 1999 by Tech N9ne and Travis O'Guin, Strange Music is one of Hip Hop's premier independent labels.
Hometown: New York, New York
Bio: I'm Jared. I make music and art. Share it if you like it.
Hometown: Grizzly City
Bio: Buy "The Ecology" Here: http://found.ee/theecology
Bio: For the past few years, Lecrae has been the epitomy of transcendence. What started as a practical approach to mentoring the youth population at a local juvenile detention center has led to a worldwide mission. As an artist, Lecrae has nearly reached the pinnacle of success. He's released six bestselling albums and two mixtapes, won a Grammy award in the process and landed a global distribution deal with Red Distribution/Sony Music for the record label he co-owns, Reach Records. Now on the cusp of his seventh release, Lecrae is at the climactic crossroad of his career.
Bio: With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. Currently preparing for his fifth album, Stoicville: The Phoenix, T-Pain promises that he’s back to being the artist that he originally intended to be. “I want to be able to say that I put out an album that I believed in and that I liked,” he says. “Every song on the album is something that came out of my heart.”
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Bio: Shaggy has had a firm grip on the Entertainment Industry for the past decade and a half. Born in Kingston, Jamaica he had moved to the city of bright lights, New York City, at the age of 18. Since then he has gone on to win a Grammy, recorded multiple Platinum Singles & Albums, and is the only living Jamaican artist to go Diamond. His latest single "I Need Your Love" with Mohombi, Faydee & Costi has been tearing up the airwaves. Recently it broke into the Top 25 on the U.S. Top 40 Charts, which is a remarkable feat in the short term that it's been released.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Bio: Hip-hop fans may know Rob Markman as an esteemed journalist who has interviewed artists like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Wiz Khalifa. But now, the Brooklyn native is fulfilling his dream of becoming an artist himself. Markman's debut rap project, Write To Dream, is an impressive entry into the game with his expert wordplay and vivid storytelling. Tracks like "I Don't Wanna Wait" observes life in the inner city in the way that Nas did on his classic debut Illmatic. "Fredo" reimagines the classic mob film "The Godfather" and on "Writer" artists like DJ Khaled, Royce da 5'9", DJ Drama and N.O.R.E. praise Rob for taking the leap from journalist to artist.