May 2012 and AMG South is breaking ground in the Underground Hip Hop world. Signing such artists as RON-G and hosting Mixtapes for artists in Chicago, Atlanta, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.
Founded by Franceyez Jackson of Westcoast Empire, AMG has been at the forefront of entertainment for the last 5 years or better. Currently the 1st release for AMG South will be Oaklanta featuring Decatur, GA rapper and producer KAIYNE & Franceyez.
You can walk in the studio and see Jackson with a blegiter, notepad and checklist. “Handlin business” he states. Today is a big day for AMG as they not only make history, yet break new ground unheard in the Hip Hop realm of sub-culture.
This is the future of music and we are just getting good as far as businessmen and women. You don’t see all the hard work that goes into a good solid project. We are branching out in all fields of music.
Exclusive interview: 16-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef
The rising star on house arrest at his grandma’s South Side house says he is “ready to rock”
His buzz in Chicago has now spilled over to hip hop, now that Chief Keef has got the attention of people like Mike Epps, Kanye West, Elliot Wilson, Pusha T, Soulja Boy, Jadakiss and Birdman, he’s ready to blow! With introducing the new Bad Boy of Hip Hop. Is Chicago starting to get the recognition that it deserves?
Over the last four months, 16-year-old Chief Keef has come from almost complete obscurity as a kid on house arrest to being one of Chicago’s most buzzed-about artists. Last week, Kanye West announced a remix of Chief Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” with rappers Pusha T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss, helping to expand Keef’s national profile. On Thursday, Chief Keef flew to New York to meet with labels and press outlets. RedEye sat down with him after his trip to get the full scoop on labels, find out how his music has gotten so big and ask how his grades look on his latest report card.
Chief Keef – Back From The Dead
Above Left To Right: KHaze, D. Miller & Franceyez Jackson in Oakland
The last time we saw “YBK” the acronym stood for Youtube beatkillers. Things have since changed, now running the red carpets they have grown into headliners officially now as the YoungBornKings.
They group consists of two Artists/Engineers: Kyle “KHaze” Hayes and Darren “D. Miller” Atkinson. They’re style is on that is not unique yet so pure in content and form as well.
They’ve worked with numerous artists such as DUB, K.Vilas, OZone, Ally$cat, SunRu as well as Franceyez Jackson and others.
Above: K Haze writes lyrics about social disposition for Trayvon Martin Tribute song. (Produced by TownTroniks)
Recently The group was featured on The Bay Area Trayvon Martin tribute track in Oakland, Ca dropping soon.
“YBK” On The Quest Of Underground Hip Hop Prominence
May 12th, 2012. YBK will be opening for J Stalin with OZone in Northern California. At this current moment they’re recording an Album and several Mixtapes at BlazeWitHaze studios (KHaze’s home studio) in Northern California. Most tracks you will hear are produced by Haze D Productions, Dj Alien of Westcoast Empire and AMG South. “Official YBK Album will be coming out later this Fall.” (Miller states) More mixtapes coming at ya all year long & they are only gonna get better.
EMCEE Magazine Interview Session 1 4.12 w/YBK
EM: What is your favorite song coming out that you’ve made?
YBK: Do you wanna smoke by Snoopadelic Snoop Dogg & YBK.
EM: Favorite Football Team KHaze?
KH: Dallas Cowboys.
EM: Romo is your guy?
KH: H* no man, we gotta find the light.
EM: So you guys have a big show huh?
DM: Yea we are doing a show with J Stalin and a few others including our fam OZone.
EM: Shout outs to anyone out there?
YBK: Special thanks to all of our family, fans and supporters who have been there since day one.
EM: Alright well there you have it, YBK the future of Underground Hip Hop in America hope to hear from you guys again soon.
They have alot of good music, we here at EMCEE highly recommend that you check them out at these links below.
Listen to the latest sounds on ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/YBK
For all you clouders link here www.soundcloud.com/YoungBornKings
Follow them via twitter at www.twitter.com/@youngsir24
Watch for the second half to the interview with YBK later this month. -EM
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Franceyez – Born To Be King Mixtape
Release date: 3/13/12
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Youtube Beat Killers
Born Julian Amhari Caballerro Stephens December 4th, 1988 in Brooklyn, New York to a Trinbagonian* Creole mother and a Spanish Jamaican father. JAmhari’ parents soon split up before his birth. Jahmari and his mother later moved to Oakland, Ca where he grew up and did most of his schooling. Jahmari was heavily inspired by the music in his surroundings, from the hip-hop he heard in the streets and on the radio to the many West Indian genres of music he heard in his families home.
JAmhari’s father was a disc jockey in New York on his off time during the 1980′s. His mother after movin to the bay area stared her own production company, ”Serendipitous Productions” and also hosted her own radio show Riddums Of Calypso, focusing on promoting a underpublicized Trinidadian sound and style bringin artists such as Mighty Sparrow, Colin Lucas, Machel Mantano & Xtatik, Calypso Rose, David Rudder and many others to the Bay Area and surrounding areas.
As a child he was a active participant in Carnival as well as other cultural events across the country. In the early 2000′s Trinidad started to record music and take it seriously as a art. Co-Producing and writing songs. By the year 2002 he was on tours, rocking crowds with his enchanting voice and lyrical dominance. He has graced the radio with special appearances on KPFA, KPFB, KMEL, KPOO and other various stations across the country including internet radio simulcasts.
Today he can be found in the trenches on a day to day basis “flat foot hustling” as he calls it, while striving to remain relevant and abreast with the current events of the world, for he knows he is a reflection of his environment. He is also in the lab at this moment working on various mixtapes and a solo album entitled “R.O.M.E” Reflections Of My Environment with featured artists Franceyez 3rd I of AMG, P.e.a.c.e. of Freestyle Fellowship, San Quinn, D NOK of Breathe Out & Chaos Da Kader. Production by AMG, 1OAK, WILLOD Productions, The Jawnsuns, DJ Fresh, TTS productions and others. JAmhari`s style is truly a musical gumbo, giving you Raggasoca, Roots Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B & Poetry over ever track he blesses. Be sure to always keep All 3 eyes Open for this young firestarter. -F. Jackson JAmhari The TriniJAM interview EMCEE Magazine 2.28.12
He is a versatile artist who weaves together a variety of sounds and genres, capturing the free-spirited energy of the pop sound. He seamlessly blends his pop compositions with smooth sexy lyrics as well as reflective and thought-provoking content.
He is an active member of the Hip-Hop activist community, and collaborates with various organizations through out the nation. J-Milli-on has shared the stage with such superstars as KanYe West, Dead Prez, Too $hort, Mistah F.A.B., Goapele, Zion I, Incubus and Audio Slave to name a few.
In 2008, J-Milli-on released his debut EP titled “One Stop Shop: The Smooth Sounds EP” under the Fly & Famous Digital imprint that he co-founded with his older brother Aafiya “J Net Tha Prince” Muhammad, More recently, J-Milli-on has released two free mixtapes online called “The LOVE Experience” & “Portrait Of A Musician” with fellow emcee O-Zone and he is currently in the studio working on his debut album titled “As Raunchy As I Wanna Be”. Join “Milli” on his quest for greatness. -FJ Editor EMCEE Magazine http://iamjmillion.com