SLYC3 aka Rahmad Hawkins
Rahmad Jemiah Hawkins—was born November 13, 1990, in Buffalo, New York, to a talented musical family. His father was inducted into the Buffalo Hall of Fame. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by some of the great musicians of their day. As a result, Rahmad grew up listening to the soulful R&B harmony that certainly influences his writing style today.
Slyce started writing when he was in high school as a way to get through some hard times. Those rhymes turned into music when his brother helped him buy a Lexicon Breakout Box and Cool Edit Pro. From then on, Rahmad could be found in his bedroom closet recording music at all hours.
Today he is making music his career. Influenced by his family and some of the greats like Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, Naughty by Nature, Kris Kross, Ice Cube and others, he has recorded over one hundred songs. His sound is soulful raw and fresh hip hop.
He now makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia and is touring around the southeast. Rahmad released the first single on his new album produced by Grammy Award-winner DJ Pain 1 called The Sorrow. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon music, Google Music and all of the streaming sites. For further information or booking, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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One of Atlanta Georgia's most prominent up and coming artists and songwriter Slyce has really been doing this thing. Today he is presenting to you and announcing his new single release entitled "Pay Me" featuring the artist Hustle. Slyce is not only a songwriter and artist but he's the CEO of his own music company as well Slyce Music releasing music with Grammy Award Winning Producer's. The track "Pay Me" is the second single off his debut album which is yet to have a release date. "Pay Me" is a high energy party type song really showing what Slyce represents in the game of hip hop and what he embodies as an artist and creator of music. Get more familiar with the ATL Georgia rapper and songwriter Slyce if you ain't already and check out more of his music below along with following him on his social media links located underneath that for up to date music news and info on the artist, Slyce. Thank you and enjoy fam.
By: Nelson Hicks
Link - http://www.wsbtv.com/entertainment/things-2-do/countrys-top-upcoming-artists-battle-at-ignite-urban-national-finals/664253551
ATLANTA - They are the future of the music business. And on Tuesday night, they'll battle it out at the Ignite Urban National Finals at Center Stage. Ignite Music is a digital platform that aims to fill a gap in the music industry.
"That's the lack of development that's being done with promising artists that want to be in the business," Ignite Music's Rob Berryman told wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks.
The platform helps artists develop skills, enhance their value and gain performing opportunities. Part of that development comes in the form of a competition. Over 1,000 artists entered the Ignite Urban competition. Organizers selected the top 100 artists from the group to advance.At that point, four skill-based challenges began. The challenges included creating an original song using a blend of integral elements from the roots of '70s R&B and soul music, creating a 30-second jingle for Red Stripe, creating a hometown anthem and doing an acoustic Facebook Live video.
The challenges reduced the field down to the 10 finalists. Those 10 created an original song and working with the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students, they created an original music video.Tuesday night, the finalists will gather in Atlanta for the final competition, a live show where they'll perform their original song from the video along with a second original song in front of several judges from the music industry and a live audience. The winner will receive a single recording deal, including international distribution and a possible publishing contract.
The finals have an interesting twist, too. The Ascension Pops Orchestra, made up of professional musician mentors and students who play beside one another, will provide the music for the performances. The Pops Orchestra was created out of the need to get music back into the Atlanta community. The community musicians are made up of middle school, high school and college students, mentored by professional musicians."Every one of those artists songs, which there are 18 of them, have been scored to full orchestration, which has never been done before in 30 days," Berryman said. "And this orchestra is going to play those songs with those artists."
"We have some of the biggest artists on the planet in urban music that live in Atlanta," Berryman said. "Our job is to pull these people together, to give back to the community, to help that community, to give them performance opportunities, to put music back into the schools, which has been taken away for a long time now, and that's really important."
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