Singer, performer Dre Black had the chance to chop it up with CoCo Louie, of the “CoCo Louie Chronicles.” Dre opens up about how he got his start in music, his experiences at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology as well as his audition for American Idol and so much more. Click the link below:
The highly anticipated debut EP, by Dre Black“Etched in Stone” is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, with the EP being available for download on 08/09/19 at 12:00 am. The EP features 10 songs with production by ProjectGeniusCreationz and Joe Thorp. The album was executive produced and written by Dre Black. The set is a eclectic mixture of R&B/Soul, Trap, Hip-Hop, elements of blues, rap and chopped and screwed.
Pro-Payne the D.C Prophitt, was born Juley Rome Harris ( Ju – LAY ) of Northeast Washington DC. His mother who was deaf, died when he was only 10 years old and had to grow up not knowing who his father was. Out the gate, it seemed as if PROPHITT was already defeated. However; PROPHITT chose his own steps. He took an interest in making music at only 13, initially influenced by his older brother. But with no real guidance PROPHITT would guide himself down a road filled with numerous encounters with the law.
At age 15, PROPHITT was sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile detention center for over $500.00 in theft, this would lead to a charge of breaking & entering. During his sentence, his 6 month bid turned into 18 Months. He returned back home at the age of 17, where he began to focus on a career in music. However, that unfortunately came to a halt! He got locked up again for burglary at the age 18 and was sentenced to 8 Months in a detention center. Only 32 days after his release, PROPHITT was detained again for armed carjacking & kidnapping. He served 4 years of a 3 year sentence.
When you listen to PROPHITT’S music you can hear the raw emotion and passion behind his rhymes. He delivers first hand knowledge of how he is channeling a better life for himself through his music.
PROPHITT is also no stranger to the media. He was featured in the news and the blogs on two separate occasions within the past two years: one incident involving rap group Migos and secondly and unfortunate incident where PROPHITT was arrested in Maryland after police allegedly saw his girlfriend breastfeeding their baby in the front seat of his car.
The Migos drama stemmed from when the rap group was in DC and member Quavo’s chain was infamously stolen. At the time PROPHITT acted as Migos plug here in the DC area. He even tried to mediate the situation with fellow DC rapper, DC GoonPablo who claimed that he had stolen the chain. Ultimately, the situation didn’t any get better and PROPHITT still has some unresolved issues about the situation, which he plans to address in a new diss track.
Then last December PROPHITT experienced what a lot of the world has seen play out in the media when it comes to being detained by the police, an unlawful arrest! He was arrested and convicted of disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and driving with an unrestrained child in the front seat.
He he was handed a 120-day suspended sentence, two years of probation and community service.
All of the trials that PROPHITT has experienced only makes his journey that much worth it. He aims at reaching those individuals who may have had similar experiences and sheds light on issues that affect many in the black community. It gives PROPHITT’S music that much more meaning! You hear the struggle, the pain, the hunger and his destiny for success.
Be on the look out for PROPHITT’S new mixtape: “Promise to Prophitt” coming soon!!
Every once awhile you come across an up and coming artist that has that special something that begs for more attention. With his infectious stage presence and choreographed moves, it is clear why Ozone is setting himself apart from the competition. Hip-Pop recording artist/song writer/dancer/singer/music producer Ornell “Ozone” Williams was born and raised in Washington DC the eldest of three siblings. At the age 9 he found a way to express himself through the art of dance and music, writing his first song at this tender age.
Over the years he learned every style of dance he could while also producing music, he was so passionate about his gifts that it didn’t go unnoticed. His dad introduced him to producer/songwriter Jovan Antonio who later became his mentor. Ozone always had the natural ability to dance and take over the crowd mimicking dance moves inspired by Michael Jackson and Usher. He has performed in talent show cases throughout the DMV area establishing a name for himself. In 2008 Ozone founded Syce Game Dance Crew that quickly became a house hold name taking the DMV area by storm and created a name for the crew. At the age 17 Ozone transitioned to a Hip-Pop artist mixing two genres of music (hip-hop & pop) while incorporating his unique dance moves.
He has performed for No Limit Records showcase(2011 in ATL), Mike Bivins talent search (2009 in Largo MD), Opened for recording artist Ace HoodAlbum Release Party(lead dancer)(Washington DC 2011), collaborated with R&B singer/song writer Kenny Iko opening for Travis PorterBET’s” Blaze The Stage” (NYC 2011), First hand pick for Apollo Live (2013), main act (Golden Scissor awards – Glenn Jackson 2013), has also made special appearances working with Jeanie Jones ( 93.9 radio personality) , Russel Fergerson (SYTYCD winner), Beet Ya Feet Kings(Appeared on ABDC, performed with Sofi Green (Host of MTV2 “Week In Jams”) etc.
“Welcome to the Ozone” EP was released 11-14-2012 and his single “Lust” is currently on iTunes doing well.
Ozone continues to give back to the community and is currently in the process of moving to LA to purse his career & make a statement in the music industry. Be on the look out for this talented star!!
Congratulations are in order for Wale who debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with The Album About Nothing.
The set inspired by Seinfield sold 100,000 equivalent album units in its first week and also enters atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It marks his second chart-topper following 2013’s The Gifted (158,000).
It’s official!! #GoodWillWednesday will be brought to life March 25, 2015 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Elroy, 1423 H. Street NE, Washington, DC.B. Will will debut his epic mixtape series when he performs songs from #GWW and get up close and personal at the mixer event that will include special giveaways, networking, drink specials, and hookah.
The #GoodWillWednesday series was created with B. Will and dreblacksofresh.com to bring exclusive musical content where B. Will recorded a new song every week and released it via the blogsite. In the 12 songs that were presented during that time, the collection of songs has garnered over 26,000 plays and counting.
Next up for B. Will is the Go-Go infused “Poppin’ Bottles,” as he begins work on his next creative project. You can download and hear B. Will’s #GWW the mixtape at https://soundcloud.com/gwwthemixtape
B. Will continues to demonstrate his consistency with the choice of songs he has been releasing. “Hell of A Night,” sees B. Will in his element, laid back and chill. He finesses the Fat Drugz production so effortlessly. B. Will is preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. He will also be releasing the #GWW mixtape which will feature all the songs featured during #GWW. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.comfor an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will. He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will NOW!!
Method Behind the Madness:
“This song came about by listening to the previous #goodwillWednesdays that I put out. The first #goodwillwednesday song (in my zone) was so chill and mellow and I sorta felt like I drifted from that direction so as it turns out, when fat drugs sent me this beat right on time. It was perfect. I wanted to make a song that illustrated the way I am in my party mode. A fun and good time song.”
B. Will tackles another classic track, Jay Z’s “Feelin’ It.” B. Will adds his own lyrical bliss over the crisp production. Citing Jay as one of his influences, B. Will delivers solid rhymes as Jay did on the original. As B. continues to drop exclusive tracks, he is also preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.comfor an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will. He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will below:
Method Behind the Madness:
“When I say I’m versatile I really mean just that. The key instrument a true artist has is being challenged. When I hear beats like Jay Z’s classic “I’m feeling it”, I see it as a challenge. The fact of the matter is, rappers are afraid to look or sound bad. So they stray away from songs or concepts that will put them in that position. Me on the other hand, I think of how many people can’t do something and then I attempt to do it. Doing this song was all about challenging myself and daring other people to do the same.”
Tis’ the season that keeps on giving!!! We have a #GoodWill exclusive a day early!! B. Will has a special treat for all of his fans just in time for Christmas. He just released “B. Will’s Xmas,” reminiscing about all of those good ol’ Christmases growing up as a child. He even featured his two sons on the hook of the song. This will definitely put you in the holiday spirit and have you reliving your own Christmas experiences. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.comfor an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will. He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will below:
Method Behind the Madness:
“This song was pure memories. All of which was from my childhood so I found it fitting to feature my own children this time. I think they had more fun recording the song than I did (laughs). Even though I spoke on the gifts we received as Christmas presents, I wanted to touch more on the filling or the time we spend with each other during or around Christmas Day. It seems as if I treasure the times when we didn’t have much these days. Things back then where a lot simpler and more precious (sad to say). I’m just happy I was able to express it in song.”
In it’s 9th week of hot tracks and ferocious flows, B. Will takes us back in the day as he rhymes over a dope sample of “Caught up in the Rapture,” by the one and only Anita Baker. The track “Rap-Ture” features the ever talented Muddy Vegas murking the flow and banging the beat. The two MC’s get busy on the track spitting rapid bars that will have you listening again to make sure you heard what they said correctly. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.comfor an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will. He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will below:
Method Behind the Madness:
“Ever since we started #GoodWillWednesdays, I’ve been waiting to do a track with Fat Drugs. Every time we are on a song together I automatically go into killing mode because I know he’s going to give it everything he got. It’s like we know its friendly competition but at the same time we know not to slack off. That’s just what greatness is… Seeing someone who’s on your level or maybe better than you and wanting to prove that you can hold your own. I think me and Fat Drugs have that unspoken understanding.”