Artist Spotlight: Ryte Eye Ty

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Multi talented vocal artist, entrepreneur, label owner/CEO Ty Webb, AKA Ryte Eye Ty, who had taken the YouTube and Socal Media world by storm last year at this time with the release of his inspiring and highly emotional track and companion video FREEDOM  has come full circle with the newly released lyric video for his new beat-fest power track Swing Baby.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SOP: Ty, first off, thank you for making this interview possible, my first question.. If you were to explain who you are to one who is not familiar with your music, how would you introduce yourself and your music?

Hi thanks for having me on your platform once again I’m grateful.  Yes I would introduce myself as a regular guy whose passion is everything music and I think that it reflects in the many different ways that I write. My music no matter which genre, it   always tells a story.

SOP: let’s take a moment to rewind; last year at this time, you released Freedom, a track that was both powerful and spiritually moving, what was the inspiration behind it, and now, one year later, what has been the result of that creativity.

The inspiration behind Freedom was the death of Michael Brown, I wanted to write something that I felt like all people, and especially my people could understand and relate to. See you may not understand what it feels like to be black but I know you know the pain of loss and that’s what I wanted to reach that very thing that everyone could relate too.  The song actually brought a lot of light to us and propelled us onto another level.

SOP: Ty, you are a Multi talented vocal artist, entrepreneur, label owner/CEO with a list of creative credentials that would be a list of lifetime achievements for many, but for you, just a starting point, a warm up, what is next for you, both as an artist and more.

Well we are excited to announce that we (our company, One Way Up Entertainment) just inked a distribution deal with.. get this, Vall Bungalo / Universal Music Group. We are very excited that the Bungalo/Universal family has welcomed us in and we are looking forward to releasing some really great music and signing artist eventually to our label

SOP: Where did it all start for you, what was the moment you realized you were destined for this life in creativity?

It started at an middle school bus stop with my cousin Angel Morgan and Gene Cochran in Pompano Beach to what the world knows as 1800 block but the moment I truly knew is when I wrote my first song “Don’t Go” at the Pompano mall (pompano city center)

SOP: Moving forward, tell us about the new track Swing Baby, it is phenomenal, what’s the back story?

Swing baby has a two part back story first I wanted to write about the edgy side of our Miami Streets but it’s also a song about a cute little dance my wife does and I promised her that when I found the right beat I would create a song for her . Little did we know it would be Swing Baby but we’re grateful it is. Swing Baby will be released Sept 3rd of this year.

SOP: You created the track featuring the talents of Klubjumpers, but who is the voice in the lyric video, sounds so ethereal, so mystical?

The young lady on the tracks name is Tyler Royale she’s a phenomenally gifted singer out of Atlanta Georgia. Definitely watch out for her.

SOP: What is next to come from the music lab?

We are going to be releasing more singles through One Way Up Entertainment/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group. Our next release will feature Tyler once more, she is a pleasure to be working with.

SOP: What would you tell someone who is aspiring to become a creative mind like yourself, what words of inspiration can you present?

I would say your “Nay Sayers” will be many and your supporters very few, just keep believing always be grateful and thankful, always be open to foster healthy relationships in this business.  You will experience every emotion that comes with this just enjoy the process because even in difficult times there’s lessons to be learned.  Always be willing to go outside of the box, stay true to your beliefs receive what you’re believing for even If it hasn’t appeared and remember right outside of fear lies your destiny.

SOP: Anything you may wish to tell our readers?  I just want to say thank you thank you thank you from the depths of our hearts we are grateful you give us a platform to show our gifts and talents to the world. We understand that without you we couldn’t be as creative as we like so thank you for every stream, every save,  every share like and any and everything you do to support us thank you so much. You only get to see our lives from one perspective but I want to show you another. Blessings, Positivity, Love , and Light.

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https://ryteeyety.lnk.to/swingbaby

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http://music.amazon.com/albums/B09DRP8C3F?trackAsin=B09DRY9WX3

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https://open.qobuz.com/album/hfsptl89bmbfa

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=AJK6JuI4b2ktidal.com/track/195405966

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“S.G.N HUB Exclusive Interview With Sonny Ganzo”

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New Documentary “Hypocrisy Culture” by Sonny Ganzo Coming Fall 2021

By Jared Hipsher

On one of the latest SGN Live Podcasts, host Quozzy had on special guest Sonny Ganzo. Sonny Is the founder of Global Sounds Records Label. They discuss the beginning of his illustrious career working with Killarmy, a hugely influential hip hop group from the 90’s. In a behind the scenes look, the podcast goes over Sonny’s humble start-up, with Sonny being a street team promoter with Supreme Mayo to co- executive producing “The Algorythm” by Wu-Tang Clan producer 4th Disciple feat. Sean Price, Peedi Crakk, Rah Digga, Vinnie Paz, Solomon Child’s and more.The Podcast is littered with excited details from Sonny’s time in the music industry and his 1st release under eone Distribution. Sonny also talks about the executive production and re-release of Bizz the Prince’s album “Prince of Jersey” feat. Q Parker of the Grammy Award winning group 112, Kinetic 9 of Killarmy, Philly Freeway and DJ Kayslay.

YouTube “SGN HUB Interview With Sonny Ganzo”
https://youtu.be/m7T3z4hjla0

The highlight of the interview is our announcement that SGN HUB will be working with Sonny and Global Sounds Records Label. They’ll be helping with the sound for all our entertainment videos and promotions; featuring music from the previously mentioned artists as well as others like Peedi Crakk , Shabazz The Disciple and Sadat X (Brand Nubians). Sonny shares the ethical life ideas and habits that we strive to incorporate at SGN Hub. With this collaboration it’ll allow us to reach new heights and offer amazing new things featured in our products.

If you’re a fan of hearing stories about the creation of records from Global Sounds Records or getting an in depth look at the behind-the-scenes process of some of their biggest creations; this interview covers it all. The creation of the Label is a can’t miss story that you can hear right now on SGN Live. We also cover Sonny’s new documentary Hypocrisy Culture as well as his new book by the same name, Hypocrisy Culture.
Quozzy gets real in the interview, going past the surface level questions to extrapolate some exciting details that make this a can’t miss show. The path that his documentary took to finally being released, like being pushed back because of last year’s crisis, to the struggles of making his vision a reality, are explored in depth.

The interview is also packed with nuggets of what’s happening now, looking beyond the black and white views that people see and offering deep thoughts on the state of the world as it is. Sonny shares nuggets from his book on what he sees that’s off in the world and how he always tries to be the best version of himself, along with what he does to be great. He talks about trimming the fat every morning and losing the things that you don’t want in your life. His thoughts about being the best person you can be and how not to live as a hypocrite and be real are profound. The views and ideas expressed from a man with his resume offer credentials to his ideas because of the things he’s been through. His journey is one of hard work, perseverance, struggle and ultimately success. This success will inspire others with similar beginnings, hopefully touching people and making the world a better place. The book is definitely worth the read and the documentary is sure to be a hit whenever it’s released.

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Exclusive HILL HARPER Interview | Sheen Talk | Sheen Magazine | The Black Wallstreet | Naja Roberts

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Exclusive HILL HARPER Interview | Sheen Talk | Sheen Magazine | The Black Wallstreet | Naja Roberts
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[Interview] Brian “Big Bway” talks with The Electra Network

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From being the creative mind behind”Get The Strap” to The NY Black Arts Festival to Sage Smudging. Ms. Electra asks all the questions and getting all up in Brian “B.Way” Cunningham’s business about his life, being a motivator for and with his business endevors.

The manager to Jack Thriller and Robert Curry gives “The Electra Network” details on life during COVID, upcoming concerts of course ThisIs50. Take a Peek

https://youtu.be/ITZ0IYHSWgo

New Artist to Watch : Roxanne Luciano – “Whole Lotta Ass”

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Roxanne Luciano’s new Caribbean fused hip-hop single “RichRich” is out now. Rising to Fame, Luciano comes from a family of entertainers. Growing up in the music business, Luciano has met and worked with reputable artists across all genres. Staying true to herself, this dynamic artist has crossed over barriers and is killing the scene. So much so, the legendary Tony Mercedes, who’s career total sales excede over 80 million units is the driving force behind new comer Roxanne Luciano.

Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Roxanne Luciano, I was born in Atlanta and raised in Los Angeles. I am 25 years old and pursuing my dreams in the music industry I also have done a bit of modeling and am also studying for a degree in Business Management.

When did you first fall in love with music, and how long have you been actively pursuing your dreams in music?
I’ve been in love with music all of my life. Whether its Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, etc, music has always been a passion to me. I come from a musical family. Music is therapy to me. Music has always been a passion of mine, but I have always been so afraid to let anyone hear me, but now I feel I’m ready to actually allow the world to see me in that light.

What differentiates you from other artists?
I am who I am and that is just that. I have always lived my life being raw, rich in spirit and rebellious. I’m not trying to be like anyone else other than me.

Are there any artists currently or before you that musically inspire you? If so, who and why?
There are definitely artists before me that inspire me such as Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, MIA, Santigold, I can keep going on. As far as current goes, I honestly have to give that inspiration to the ladies because right now in this era, the Queens are all shinning in their own light.

What motivates you in and out of the booth?
I think the motivation just comes from a place of genuine passion. The motivation comes from me wanting to put my voice out into the world and in the studio, I am allowed to do that and I can open up and be myself without being afraid. That’s my motivation, fighting my own fears.

What are three things about you that would shock the public?
1. I am also working on a food business.

2. I am extremely shy.

3. I wish I could clone myself. lol

What do you feel you contribute to the culture as an artist?
I feel that I contribute something that is not seen enough, in my opinion especially being a woman. I feel like I can contribute not only a place for rapping but also a place for singing and just expressing myself in so many different ways musically.

What’s next for you musically?
Musically I want to hit any and every avenue that I can. I don’t just want to be labeled as one genre type artist. I want to channel outlets that I never thought I could in this industry.

How can those looking to book you make contact?
Anyone who is looking to book me can contact my manager at roxannelucianomusic@gmail.com

How can we keep up with you?
I honestly plan to be all over the place so I just hope y’all will be able to keep up! =) As of now you can find me on IG @officialroxanneluciano, twitter and more coming soon.

Spotify link:
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A Different Type of Hip Hop Genius meet “Tone Da Boss”

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What was the first piece of music that you bought for yourself and what was the medium?
It was Michael Jackson cassette tape. This definitely just reminded me of my age. Michael’s sound to this day is one of the most unique original pieces of art that can’t be duplicated. At the time I was just a fan but reflecting on it now I feel that he inspired me to be different, and to focus on doing my music my way instead of trying to capture the sound of anyone else.

What’s at the top of your professional bucket list?
I love music however I’m not just doing music for professional success. I want to help as many people with their music as I can, either by working with them or through inspiring them. Music is my life, it speaks to my soul. I grew up in a household where music of all genres were played. I correlate music to emotions good and bad. I want to make music that gets everyone to smile, be happy and create memories. The top of my professional Bucket list is to help more people be heard, embrace their passions, and live out their dreams.

How did your hometown/city shape who you are?
Born in Chicago, grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I went from everyone around me being black to being the only black person around. It taught me adversity, the importance of unity, and forced me to be comfortable with being different. In Chicago I was raised to be a soldier, to try and survive, and protect my family. In Iowa I was raised to be a scholar, to live my best life, and provide for my family. My life would be so much different if I just stayed in one place.

What’s the last song you listened to?
Pop Smoke – The Woo. Pop Smoke is not only gone too soon I still would have been a huge fan despite his early demise. I’ve been a 50 Cent/G-Unit fan since their debut and I feel like not only does he pay homage to that sound but knowing he got the co-sign from 50 Cent makes me a fan of his even more.

If you could see any artist in concert dead or alive who could it be?
Tupac without a doubt. His message and voice transcended music, I would love to see his interludes more so then his live performance. I feel like he would use his time between songs wisely.

What’s one thing that even your most devoted fans don’t know about you?
My favorite genre of music is actually soft rock. As a DJ I listen and play all different genres, but I never really get to play like 2000s rock music. Being in Iowa for so long it was all they’d play on the radio so I heard it enough to learn to love it and now it’s my guilty pleasure.

If you were not a musician, what would you be?
I would run a community center for the youth to have fun, learn things they aren’t taught in school, and generate income. Actually I might still do that even though I am a musician.

Tell us about your latest single ? When is your video release ?
My latest single is my song called “Free” to the general public it talks about a life after the Pandemic is over, but for me it talks about my personal journey after going through divorce, leaving my 9-5 job after 10 years, and finally living Free. The video is available on all platforms as of 1/12/21.

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Check out Tone Da Boss Video release 1/13/2020 https://youtu.be/DvRGgHcHpdQ

The Grynd Report kicks 2021 off with an exclusive interview from Michael Matthews, CEO of DigitalRadioTracker

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The Grynd Report had the opportunity to sit down with DigitalRadioTrackers CEO, Michael Matthews. This interview is an in-depth look at how Michael Matthews started DRT, the benefits from using the service and more. Check out Mr. Matthews on issue 64 cover of The Grynd Report Magazine.

Thank you for spending time with us DigitalRadioTracker, please introduce yourself to The Grynd Report.
Thank you Grynd Report for having me. My name is Michael Matthews, and I am the founder of DigitalRadioTracker.com Inc.

You were founded in 2011, tell us how it all came about.
This all started one day as I was talking to an associate. You see, I come from a radio promotion background and we started to notice that more and more of the songs that we were promoting were being played on digital radio. At the time, it was referred to as Internet Radio. As we began our research, we discovered that no one was really monitoring the activity of songs on digital radio. As a record promoter, you always want to know what is going on with the songs you are promoting and be able to illustrate to your clients that you are working for them. In talking to some of the main monitoring companies, we found out that they were not interested in monitoring airplay on digital radio as well as some small-market FM stations. These stations are known to support new and developing artists and are much easier to garner airplay from. Being that this was a void in the music industry, we thought if no one wants to do it, maybe we should try and develop something. What started off as an internal software to show our clients that their song was being played at various levels of radio, has now turned into a global monitoring company – DigitalRadioTracker.

Who can benefit from using your services?
DRT is utilized by artists, publicists, managers, promoters, radio station programmers, DJs, music industry executives and more! The global airplay data that DRT collects is very useful to artists and record labels because they can use the information to book shows and tours, set-up interviews, sell merchandise or promote their songs to other radio stations to secure more airplay. Artists and record labels can also use the airplay information to assist in collecting royalties on their music and further build their fan base. Or they can use the data to develop promotional strategies and learn which markets to further promote as well as monetize their brand.

What genres of radio stations do you work with?
DigitalRadioTracker prides itself on working with many genres of music. The main genres we monitor are Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, Country, Gospel/Inspirational, Adult Contemporary and Rock. However, we also monitor a small number of Jazz, Americana and Blues stations. We also track an array of Terrestrial FM, Satellite and College radio formats from around the world. DRT’s primary focus is monitoring digital streaming radio stations globally.

You currently track over 5000 radio stations; how can new stations get involved?
We are delighted by many the requests we have received from stations wanting to join our community. DRT does not discriminate on the size of a radio station or how many listeners it has. We are about building a strong broadcasting community that represents a true voice as to what music is being played. If a radio station is interested in being monitored by DRT, they can simply register for a free DRT Account on our website. Once registered, login to our web portal and select a monitoring plan from our “Buy Packages” section. We will contact the station to complete the monitoring process and tracking will start within 48-72 hours. Radio stations from any territory globally can sign up to be monitored by DRT.

Are your services available worldwide?
Yes, DigitalRadioTracker understands that technology has changed the landscape of the music industry. We are now in a global industry. It is no longer about a song’s local reach. It is all about what a song is doing globally. DRT monitors over 45 million song titles a week in more than 125 countries around the world! Music industry professionals can access DRT’s database from anywhere in the world via our user-friendly web portal.

Describe to artists how important it is to have their music tracked by a service like yours & how they can get started.
It is vital for an artist to have their music tracked by third-party monitoring companies such as DigitalRadioTracker. I cannot express the importance enough. In the music industry, one of the hardest things to obtain is getting validation as an artist. A song’s analytics is one of the main ways the music industry determines whether an artist is trending or not. It can also be used to determine how successful an artist or song may become. DigitalRadioTracker is the only monitoring company in the world that does not require any special encoding or fingerprinting. By using its proprietary software, DRT can track songs from the first time it is played! Other monitoring sources cannot monitor a song unless someone sends the song to them to be encoded first. This is especially important as spins are often missed on songs which can affect promotional strategies and royalties on a project. One of the unique things about DRT is that we also track different versions of a song such as a feature or remix. Other monitoring companies simply merge the song detections under one file. DRT has simplified the process in getting a song tracked. Get your song played at least one-time on any of the 5000+ stations that DRT monitors and a DRT file will be created on that song. Register for a free DRT Account on our website and then login to our web portal to generate a DRT Report at any time on your song. It is that easy!

It is a brand-new year, what is new and different that we can expect from DigitalRadioTracker in 2021?
As technology continues to expand with devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, DigitalRadioTracker plans on monitoring more digital streaming stations on these devices. We plan on increasing stations that are streaming in millions of cars that now have Internet Radio. DRT’s goal is to be the first broadcast monitoring company in the world to track specialty shows such as DJ mix-shows, ministries, talk shows and more!

Any words of advice to our readers?
We recommend to everyone interested in airplay data to utilize our free artist/broadcaster searchable database. Simply register for a free DRT Account and take advantage of this great tool to research which songs are receiving current airplay. As for the artist reading this, do not overlook digital streaming radio as it is making a great impact on new music discovery. There are thousands of digital streaming radio stations around the globe who are willing to support and break your music.

Where can we follow you online?
You can follow DRT on Instagram/Facebook @DigitalRadioTracker and Twitter @DRTRadioTracker.

Be sure to visit https://www.digitalradiotracker.com/

Lieutenant $hyne gets an Exclusive Interview in “The Grynd Report” magazine @ltshyne901

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If you haven’t already, stop what your doing and get to know #Memphis Tennessee’s own Lt.$hyne (@Ltshyne901) as he interviews with industry veteran Tampa Mystic (@tampamystic) in the latest edition of The Grynd Report (@thegryndreport) Magazine!

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Brandon Almengo Interview with Ron Brandon for Kingston Royal | @BrandonAlmengo

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The 30 Best Image Makers Right Now! These are the photographers, videographers, and art directors who are responsible for documenting today’s most powerful artists—including Drake, Travis Scott, and Rihanna—and making work that matters. Almengo boasts a long list of photography credits and celebrity subjects. Whether he’s on the ground shooting for New York Fashion Week, contributing full-page photography for Nylon, Billboard, Forbes, Fader and others, or managing to grab portraits of some of pop culture’s most elusive personalities, Almengo’s work speaks for itself. His photos, guided by bright, tropical colors have featured the likes of Rihanna, YG, Saweetie,
Miuccia Prada, and more. Between well-produced editorial or in-the-moment Polaroids, Almengo captures things as they are—and puts his own spin on them. – Skylar Beglr

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Plug Star’s official interview w/ artist Da Real Nino

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What was the first piece of music that you bought for yourself and what was the medium?
It’s been so long ago that I really can’t remember the first project I bought. I would say it was one of The Carter albums on CD. Lil Wayne is one of my greatest inspirations

What’s at the top of your professional bucket list?
I have a lot of goals when it comes to my music. At the top of my professional bucket list would have to be receiving a Grammy for my music and a feature with Lil Wayne and/or Future.

How did your hometown/city shape who you are?
I was born in Indianapolis, IN but raised in Mobile, AL. Both have shaped me into the man that I am today. The greatest lesson I learned from my parents and surroundings was to never underestimate anybody. Regardless of circumstances, anybody can do whatever they put their minds to when life gets real.

What’s the last song you listened to?
My playlist is very versatile. I listen to alot of artists both independent and major. The last song was probably Allegations by Big 30 & Pooh Shiesty.

If you could see any artist in concert dead or alive who could it be?
If I could see any artist perform in concert, it would have to be Tupac. Just watching his videos and the movie, his energy was always crazy. I know that would be a dope concert.

What’s one thing that even your most devoted fans don’t know about you?
One thing my devoted fans may not know about me is that I dropped out of college and stopped my pursuit of playing in the NFL to do music. I had to really show and prove to myself, my parents and my fans that music is my true passion. I give my music 150% and work everyday on my craft.

If you were not a musician, what would you be?
If I was not a musician, I would definitely be pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. I see myself being a real-estate mogul at some point in my life.

Tell us about your latest single? When is your video releasing?
My first and latest single is Turn Up. It was released on August 15, 2020. The response was crazy. I received a plaque from DRT and got great feedback from the DJ Coalitions. The video is a real movie and was released on October 16, 2020. I am the Certified Coalition DJs ATL artist so the song is playing in a lot of clubs in Atlanta and Alabama for sure.