Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr. (born January 1, 1977), better known by his stage name Kutt Calhoun, is an American rapper and business executive from Kansas City, Missouri. After getting his start in the late 1990s underground rap scene of Kansas City, he subsequently signed to Strange Music when the label was founded in 1999. Calhoun released his debut album B.L.E.V.E. in 2004, and his 2007 sophomore album Feature Presentation debuted at number 60 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Calhoun's third album, Raw and Un-Kutt, made its debut at number 162 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release, as well as charting at No. 19 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
Splitting from Strange Music in 2014 on amicable terms, he afterwards founded the record label Black Gold Entertainment
Four-Time Grammy Award Winning Songwriter, Producer and Musician. An entrepreneur in business/technology, an artist and a member of The Avila Brothers
Bobby continues to cultivate personal musical relationships with numerous mega-superstars working with the likes of Usher and Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Chaka Kahn, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, Anthony Hamilton, Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle and Earth Wind and Fire.
With brother/producing partner IZ, Bobby has enjoyed collaborations with such artists as Jessica Simpson, Mya, Angie Stone, Heather Headley, The Isley Brothers, The O’Jays, & Leela James.
Sincere Life is an emcee from Chicago currently living in Madison, WI he has been mastering his craft as an emcee since before his adolescence. As a kid he can remember writing out lyrics to 2pac's "So Many Tears" in his fifth grade classroom just so he could imitate his idol. Raised by a single mother after losing his father in a car accident in 1996, He likes to credit Hip-Hop as a savior for him at that point in his life. Sincere Life has been writing and emceeing ever since the eighth grade with his major influences being Nas, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def. He's been involved in the hip hop scene since 2000 and has since formed ILL-NOIS Nation, a rap label which stands for Intelligent Lyrical Legends Neglecting Oppression and Inspiring Society. Check out his music at SincereLifeMusic.com
A young artist from Houston, TX who has been working diligently in the underground scene to make a name for himself in both heavy metal and hip-hop, recently has acquired his own independent label WestmadeStraight Ent. and is on the rise to expose new listeners to his cadence, swagger, and down south sound
From the Southside of Chicago, Young Ali fell into music at a young age and grew with it over the years. He's drop numerous projects since he begun with the Lo Lyfe camp and has become a student of the rap game.
BOSSLADY of THE UNIVERSAL SOUL EXPLOSION on 89.9FM WORT in Madison WI, HAS PUT TOGETHER THE MIXTAPE SERIES "OUTSIDE IN INSIDE OUT: MICS N BARS" COMBINING VARIOUS ARTISTS AS WELL AS THE VOICES OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS. WISCONSIN HAS THE HIGHEST BLACK MALE INCARCERATION RATE IN THE NATION, 40% BEING DRUG RELATED AND NON-VIOLENT CRIME. WE ARE HOPING THE MUSIC CAN BRING THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE TOGETHER AND DRAW AWARENESS FOR THE NEED OF BETTER TREATMENT, REHABILITATION, AND EDUCATION FOR THE INMATES AND OUR YOUTH, TO HELP END THE REVOLVING DOOR AND INCREASING PRISON POPULATION.