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:
It’s finally here!! The labor of love that is AREALLIFEREBEL’s “DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.” Rebel started his artistic journey almost a decade ago. Since then he has experienced many losses and setbacks along his musical journey. In 2016, Rebel had an epiphany that he wanted to leave something musically great to the world as he contemplated giving music up altogether.
Through telling lucid stories of his upbringing, family life, religion, with pain and loss; “DELUSIONS,” is a triumphant realization that whatever you dream can be obtained through persistence and hard work. The 5 song EP solidifies Rebel as a strong force to be reckoned with as he shines through his lyrical prowess and ability to paint vivid pictures.
Make sure to go and download and stream “DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR,” available on all steaming platforms and iTunes. Get to know AREALLIFEREBEL!
Mike D’Angelo is taking the DMV by storm. He is a thriving Hip-Hop artist pushing the limits as a community leader and activist and lyrical MC. He recently won “Breakout Artist of the Year,” at the DMV’s Annual Titan Awards, where the winner is based off of a voting system. Mike also recently held a benefit concert for the family of James Anthony Smith, a local teenager killed in SE, Washington, DC over a pair of Jordans, that his mother bought him as an early Christmas present.
Back in August, Dre Black had the pleasure of spending some time with Mike, where they went back to Mike’s childhood neighborhood located in Edgewood NE, Washington, DC. From there they went on what was supposed to be a 15 min interview to a 4 hour day of great footage of Mike in his element.
Watch the he first segment “Humble Beginnings” below:
Dre Black releases his follow up single to the Cali vibes of “All Night Long.” This time around the island vibes and riddim beat of “Love You Better,” will have you feeling in love all over again. The song was produced by DMV’s own ProjectGeniusCreationz. The song will be available for FREE download on 12/22/17 via Soundcloud.
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Friday December 8, 2017
Christmas Toy Drive 2017
Washington DC (December 14th & 16th 2017) – Christmas Toy Drive 2017 is a one of kind 2 events created to help bring the holiday spirit to the Ward 8 Community of Southeast Washington, DC as well as raising awareness to the issues amongst the community and youths. Kween Kode Entertainment, Fly By Nature Foundation & the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington partnered together to have this Toy & Book drive for the kids. First will be the Toy collection Happy Hour on Thursday December 14th, 2017 at Exhale Bar & Lounge from 6-10PM. Second will be a Toy distribution & Community outreach event on Saturday December 16th, 2017 at the Boys & Girls of Greater Washington/The ARC from 2-6PM.
Many of our children suffer the effects of poverty every day, continuously going without, knowing that luxuries like new toys or clothes are simply not available to them in most communities in Washington DC which is why organizations as such come together to give back as much as they can to the community especially during the holiday season. The second event held on Saturday December 16th is all about the children and will feature moon bounce, face painting, dance off, and live performances from local artists, light refreshments, games, as well as special raffle prizes and simply showing all of them they are loved and people care about them. Also; the Boys & Girls of Greater Washington/ The ARC Branch Manager: Kerron Kalloo will be in attendance to help with the toy distributions, along with non-profit organization Fly By Nature Foundation founder: Victor Terry.
With over 200 children expected to be in attendance we look forward to building great relationships with the children, spreading holiday joy and educating on the importance of giving back to the community.
The event on December 14th at Exhale Bar & Lounge cover charge will be a Book or new unwrapped toy or $10 donation.
If you’re a media outlet or photographer interested in covering the Christmas Toy Drive distribution to the children please send your inquiry to NnenNa.Carr@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you at December 14th, 2017 at Exhale Bar & Lounge and Saturday December 16th, 2017 at the Boys & Girls of Greater Washington/The ARC.
Dre Black gears up to release his latest single, “Love You Better.” The cover art depicts a vintage photo of an old LIFE Magazine photo with the infamous Bonnie and Clyde on the cover, placed in between a couple sitting in a diner. The photo represents what Dre sings in his song; ride or die love. Dre has been in the studio crafting his upcoming EP which is expected to drop sometime in 2018.
“Love You Better,” produced by ProjectGeniusCreationz see’s Dre explore his Caribbean roots with a perfectly crafted riddim beat intermixed with a soulful delivery.
Take a listen to a snippet of the song:
Fresh of the Press debuts a new preview video of the upcoming vlog series which is set to cover an array of entertainment/media and community activism/leadership in the DMV area and abroad. First up is Mike D’Angelo, upcoming artist from Edgewood Northeast, DC who has been grinding it out and making a name for himself. He recently signed a deal with MHG/Cash Money and has a real story to tell. Check out the preview below:
DC singer/songwriter Dre Black releases his new song “All Night Long,” as he prepares to debut the song at the Coast 2 Coast Music Showcase in LA this Sunday. With his primary focus being his new Music Development & Publishing company, Motivated Elevation, LLC, Dre has transitioned into businessman. He is now using his voice to demo tracks that he has written with business parter/producer ProjectGeniusCreationz for other artists. Also, honing in on Artist Development and Brand Imaging.
Dre is hard at work on his own EP, PerspectiveS which has been in the making for about a year. “You can’t force your creativity, you have to be inspired…and not let time force the process/experience,”Dre said. The EP will be an eclectic mix of R&B/Soul and classic Hip-Hop with a hint of Trap and Dance.
Take a listen to All Night Long:
DC rapper, Chaz French has been grinding out for the past few years gaining national attention. He released his debut mixtape back in 2014 with Happy Belated and has been gaining momentum ever since. Yesterday, French signed a new joint label deal with Motown/Capitol Records and his 368 Music Group, co-founded by singer Raheem Devaughn.
He also released his first single under the new deal called “Way Out.”
In a statement to Billboard, Chaz stated that “I’m happy for my label 368 and I love my new Motown family,” French, who was born in D.C. and raised in Maryland. He has an incredible story, one who has endured both homelessness and a near-fatal car crash in his past. “I’m super excited to represent the DMV. It’s not just about me, it’s about all of us.”
Check out his new single below: