I just heard this Australian singer/songwriter via our StackorStarve Instagram while doing some social promotions. At Female Flow we give everyone a chance (a listen) which is one of the codes we work by. You just never know who you will find while exploring online. From the looks of her online presence she is just getting started with her music but her single, “Love & Psycho” which is available for download on iTunes is a pop track about mixing her relationship. Love can make you a little crazy, right? Mel Smith has been writing since she was as young as 11 years old as well as tackling some covers and we look forward to hearing her original material. Check her out and let us know what you think? @FemaleFlowMusic & follow her on Facebook!
New from Chicago’s Tina B is “B!tchez Trap 2!” and for those that didn’t know she just won FIVE $TACKZ at the Jack’n for Beatz in her hometown <pictured with Dj Envy>. Currently working on her own album but be on the look out for “Wicked Love” which is a rocking hit. Little birdie also said a video is coming for this new single… Trap with us! (wink) #StackorStarve
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What will happen when this super talented little lady becomes an adult? What a power house in the making. Of course if helps to be born into the hiphop lineage but it’s not mandatory. She is bi-lingual, dually talented if you count emcee & dj but don’t forget dancing and modeling. We are proud to post again about Miss DJ Glo who is definitely reppin for the ladies across the world. Keep up the good work and we look forward to having you in the States real soon!!
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Straight out of Oakland is lil miss sassy Tia Nomore who states on her bandcamp, “i just record when i can and write all the time.” FF first discovered her on Soundcloud (which we are truly upset was just bought by Warner Music) with her song “Or Nah” featuring Kehlani which has over 340K plays. We love the fact that she isn’t trying to impress, just raw emotions for us when she feels like it. It takes the pressure off and allows the artists to just create when motivated, right? In the beginning she dropped 13th Grade which included 11 tracks some experimental, some in the pure essence of hiphop. Needless to say, she is def someone to check lyric wise as well as the producers she is working with is equally dope. But you let us know your thought… Tweet us @FemaleFlowMusic
What happened at the BET Hip Hop Awards?
It’s crazy. We put a lot of money and effort into getting down to Atlanta for BET Hip Hop Awards weekend, so we could promote my new single “Gettin’ To It.” It’s getting a lot of buzz here at home in Chicago, but it takes more than that to break a record. So we were all set up, ready to go down there, mingle with DJs, and get a good look on the red carpet.
I actually didn’t even know they were considering me for the cypher. We were right outside of Atlanta, and they contacted my manager and said, “We might have another slot in the cypher, and we’re considering Shawnna.” So we hit the metal a little harder [laughs].
When we get there, my manager says, “Shawnna I need to talk to you. Our PR person just got word from BET that you have been denied access to the red carpet and the BET Hip Hop Awards.” At that moment, my whole world stopped. It had been a minute since I had been this excited about getting back on the scene and letting everybody know I’m ready. I was embarrassed, hurt, angry, all in one. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
A lot of people have been asking me the past four years, “What’s up with you and DTP? What happened?” It just brought back old emotions of the same type of stuff I was dealing with when I was with this label. I said, “I’m fed up. I’m not taking this anymore.” It’s been four years. I’ve been nothing but cordial about the situation. I never bad mouthed this company. I never said a bad thing about Ludacris.
I just wished them all the best. Knowing that I knew other things could be said to ruffle the feathers, to play the dirty side. This is in no way a ploy to promote a mixtape, cause I don’t even have a mixtape right now. All I was trying to do was get down there and make a little noise with my single, network, communicate with people. They just tried to put a stop on everything. But God is good. We kept grinding. We kept doing our thing.
All-in-all it didn’t turn out to be a bad situation. But the things we had planned to do never happened, because of some situation with Disturbing Tha Peace not wanting me to be involved in it.
What was BET’s reason that they gave on why you weren’t allowed to participate?
BET was just saying that they had gone into a partnership with Disturbing Tha Peace. They came together to present the festivities. This, in my opinion, is what gave [DTP] the authority to do so. No shade to BET. BET has always shown me mad, mad love, so I know this had nothing to do with them. That’s the other reason I’m so upset. I know exactly where it came from.
In any interview you’ve seen or heard me in, I’ve never said anything bad about [DTP]. After four years of being silent and turning the other cheek – to still try to take this slap from them. I’m not taking it laying down in no way. To me it’s saying they still want to go to war with me. They got a problem. If you got a problem with me, okay we can address it. We can get it out there. What you wanna do? You can’t keep going in my pocket.
Are you still contractually tied to them?
No, I’m not. I have not been signed to Disturbing Tha Peace for four years. I have no connection to them. I haven’t even spoken to Luda since before we even got to the split. I haven’t spoken to Luda since we were in the studio working on [the intended Shawnna-Ludacris collaborative album] Battle Of The Sexes.
I don’t understand why after four years, y’all still wanna take this shot at me. I have no idea what their next move could be, because I had no idea they’d make this move. I honestly thought they were on the same page as me – we’re going to let what happened between us, be between us. Let’s move forward on our own paths amicably. Obviously, I was wrong.
Do I just take this and walk away with it? Or I do let it be known I’m not going to take this. I rep my city. So if I take an “L”, my city takes an “L”. I can’t do that. I love them too much, and they love me too much.
Females in the industry cannot afford to take “Ls” like that. If I win, females win. If I lose, females lose. That’s how I look at it. So even if I wanted to say, “Ah man, whatever. I’m gonna just walk away.” It’s not just doing that for me. We already got so much against us.
I know you’re in the studio right now putting in work.
Yeah, I need to be heard. I need for this to be known. People think I’m dead, gone, buried alive. People think I just walked away, I’m done. No, I’m out here working. It’s just so many situations with people trying to have their foot on my neck.
For so long I was always playing the nice guy. Saying, “Things happen for a reason. It’s gonna get greater later.” F**k that s**t! I’m done with that. I’m done playing the nice guy. If that’s what I gotta do, then that’s what I gotta do. You wanna go to war with me, I’m war ready. Point, blank, period. You wanna leave me alone, then leave me alone. You wanna go at it with me, let’s go.
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Sept 18th at Webster Hall, NYC will not be the same. “Jerseys Own” JUSTINA will be headlining which means we get the show we have always wanted. From 2012’s, “Wild B!tc^h” Remix to the hot joints off her latest titled, #RedVelvet (a must download). She is fresh off the Warp Tour where she made her second appearance. If you haven’t heard “Unbelievable” featuring Maino on NY Radio then you might have seen one of her dope videos or maybe even in a fashion show where she moonlights as a guest model. Maybe you saw her perform at Bitters End or an outdoor concert in your city…but there isn’t a day that goes by that this woman isn’t working on her career.
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Cate Le Bon is an artist hailing from Carmarthenshire, rural West Wales and is currently a resident of Highland Park, Los Angeles, having relocated across the pacific to record her latest album ‘Mug Museum’.
Her first album ‘Me Oh My’ was released on Gruff Rhys’s Irony Bored label in 2009 and was followed by ‘CYRK’ (OVNI/Turnstile) which was released to widespread acclaim in 2012 and saw her play live across the world. A frequent collaborator, Cate sang the duet ‘I Lust You’ with Gruff Rhys on Neon Neon’s Mercury nominated debut album ‘Stainless Style’ and also features on ‘4 Lonely Roads’, from the forthcoming Manic Street Preachers album ‘Rewind The Film’. Perfume Genius features on the Mug Museum song ‘I Think I Knew’.
Have your cake and eat it too. The highly anticipated mixtape from the red headed, fiery songstress/emcee Justina Valentine offers listeners a mouth watering selection of eclectic music for all tastes. Red Velvet boasts production from Grammy award winning producers Infamous, Shy Boogs, Ricky Blaze, The Heatmakerz, & The Colleagues, along with a feature from platinum selling recording artist, Maino. It’s a one of a kind project from a wildly unique & talented artist whose skill set is something quite impressive and unseen by any artist out.
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